Richard Mansell recognises the importance of communication skills in relationships, below.
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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):
All in all, I could do better. And that's why I welcome Richard's helpful advice...
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!)