Communication in Relationships – No Need For "Grrr, argh!"

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Human beings, everywhere: your good communication skills start here!

Richard Mansell recognises the importance of communication skills in relationships, below.

  • And in his article (that I summarise in the video below) he details 10 steps that can help interpersonal communication skills, and thus aid good human relationships.
  • You can also watch another YouTube video about the importance of communication skills, too.

Oh, it's all here, people in need of help with their communication skills, so keep on reading! And if you have tips - please do get in touch!



Positive Communication in Relationships

What I say...

Now you may not know this about me, but I like to think that I'm good at communicating. Oh yes! I like to think that I have good written and verbal communication skills (let's ignore body language skills for now - ahem!) and I definitely recognise the importance of good communication skills.

But I will be the first to admit to getting it horribly wrong, sometimes - face to face, via text message, or by email - in some of my more important human relationships. (Still, my difficulties taught me a lot about how relationships work - wisdom I've attempted to share in my ebook called, "The Top 10 Relationship Questions... Answered!")

So I welcome Richard Mansell's wise words, when it comes to communication.

And I can clearly see where I've been going wrong (and where I've sometimes got it right, too):

  • Communicate Often - I actually over-communicate sometimes, if I'm being honest. And I should rely on body language (or silence) more often.

  • Listen - Well, I've already admitted to not having the best listening skills. But I'm working on it.

  • Communicate About Communication - Unsurprisingly, I can pat myself on the back for already doing a lot of this. (Perhaps too much?) I try to understand how people like to communicate best, and discuss the issue if their method does not suit me.

All in all, I could do better. And that's why I welcome Richard's helpful advice...


What Richard Mansell has to say...



What YouTube also has to say...

The 3 most important skills in a relationship?...



Or maybe this inspirational quotation has it right about communication in...

"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words."
-- Rachel Naomi Remen

(I use quotes about relationships in my ebook, "The Top 10 Relationship Questions... Answered!" - quotes provide a powerful way for us to access our own wisdom, I find!)