Miscommunication And Marriage

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Miscommunication and Marriage Ashley Duprey COM200: Interpersonal Communication Professor Regine Nazaire February 24, 2012 When reading the article “Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication”, I became quite amused. I thought to myself, “This can’t pertain to my husband and me. We communicate with each other great!” So I tested it. I plainly stated what was in the article; “It’s getting hot in here.” (Anonymous, Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication, 2011) To my surprise he said, “Would you like me to turn on the fan?” I was shocked. We do communicate well! So I wanted to test it further. I did some research online, and found that there was nowhere to actually test the communication skills in your marriage. I was very disappointed. There were plenty of self-tests, but none actually geared for couples. I don’t mean that my husband and I never have miscommunications. We do. Everyone does. I am on the heavier side, with a few health problems, like high blood pressure. I am not supposed to eat salty things. Sometimes, we will be eating a snack, like pretzels and he will look over at me and say something like, “Are you sure you should be eating that?” I know that he means well, but my first thought is “WHAT? You think I’m fat??” and he isn’t even talking about my weight, He is just worried about my blood pressure. It sometimes causes a spat, but it is over very quickly. I need to stop analyzing every little thing he says. I need to remember that he loves me for me and it isn’t always about my weight. I don’t often have miscommunications with anyone close to me. The only one I sort of have miscommunications with would have to be my mother. I assume that she understands me and low and behold she doesn’t. I don’t look too much into it because she isn’t a very good listener and I am not the only one she has this problem with. But,

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