Give an example of how communication kept any of your relationships healthy?

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (9 posts)
  1. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Give an example of how communication kept any of your relationships healthy?

  2. RPirate profile image60
    RPirateposted 6 years ago

    Good question. Do you mind if i answer it too?

    I believe that the most valuable skill that one can have is not great mind, sense of humor, ability to do a lot of things, creativity or a lot of sense confidence. Yes, this things matter a lot, BUT in my opinion the most valuable skill is to make another person feel important. LISTEN. It sounds simple, but can we all do it? LISTEN to what another person says.

    I have kept using this in practice, the result is unbelievable. This has a massive weight on any sort of relationship. Listen and make people feel important.

    Hope this answer was appropriate.

  3. kenneth avery profile image81
    kenneth averyposted 6 years ago

    Making it a point to call at least every two weeks to make sure "she" was doing okay. But I am not going to call everyday or every week--for this, I find, smothers any spark of fire in any "hot" relationship.

  4. Nellieanna profile image79
    Nellieannaposted 6 years ago

    There is good communication which is vital to any relationship's good health and vitality.  There is, alas, another kind of communication which poisons even a potentially good relationship. 

    Of course, the word "communication" usually connotes the equitable, good kind, in which there is willingness to understand and afford validity to each other, even when differences of opinion or perception are present. 

    The good kind includes give and take, showing mutual consideration, respect, caring employing all the wondrous benefits of humans in exchanging our thoughts and feelings as effectively as we are able. If that's not essential to the health of a relationship and its participants, I don't know what is!  It does take both participants in order to exist, however, as well as verbally.  Silence is even a kind of communication.   

    It's not merely verbal.  Actions, expressions and body language express our regard for another person, and are all part of communication.  The negative kind of communication is expressed by all these methods, plus by silence.

    Consistently positive elements maintain relationship health, which an occasional goof can't destroy.  But consistent negative "communication" can and will destroy it, whether it is expressed by one or both participants.

  5. Agnes Penn profile image78
    Agnes Pennposted 6 years ago

    Healthy relationships are based on respect.  Treat others as you want to be treated.  Good communication enriches the respect that fuels a relationship.

  6. verencie66 profile image57
    verencie66posted 6 years ago

    An example would be; For the past month my boyfriend hadn't spent anytime with me. He would just watch TV with me for like two hrs then leave with his friends to drink. It bothered me extremely but I didn't say anything. Finally this past weekend i got fed up and spoke to hime about it. In the end he told me that all i had to do was say what was bothering me and he would change. I guess this is one of those times when communication helped keep our relationship healthy. If I had continued to keep quiet I would've most likely had gone off on him and we wouldn't be in a good place right now. So hooray for communication! =]

  7. jdflom profile image75
    jdflomposted 6 years ago

    I have a first hand experience with this. I was in a 6 1/2 year relationship that was wonderful at first because we communicated all the time. If I felt upset about something, I would tell her. If she didn't like something I did, she would tell me. Eventually, for reasons unknown to me, she stopped communicating with me, even if I asked directly, and that was a major part of the decline of the relationship.

    She would often lie or hide what was on her mind despite me asking her to tell me, and eventually I had to end things with her because she held stuff in and became resentful of me.

    Communication is a must in a relationship and I firmly believe both parties need to openly talk to each other.

  8. Earth Angel profile image74
    Earth Angelposted 6 years ago

    Mirroring . . . It's a communication skill most people think they possess naturally, until they try it . . .

    Everyone wants/needs to be seen/heard accurately . . . It's that reaffirming sense of security we all experience when our "aha buttons" light up with "that person really 'gets' me" . . .

    Mirroring is being able to repeat accurately to the other person what they just said . . . It is impossible to do this without listening closely and paying full attention . . . That is one of the reasons it is so powerful . . .

    You don't have to agree or disagree with the other person's comment . .  . You just need to be able to listen closely enough to be able to repeat it back to them accurately . . .

    I wrote a delightful dialog with "lack of mirroring" and "good mirroring" examples but the HubPages prompt said it was too long . . . I had to remove it . . .

    Blessings always, Earth Angel . . .

  9. moonfairy profile image78
    moonfairyposted 6 years ago

    All I can say is you can't fix it if you don't know it's broken! Communication is probably the most important part of a relationship. If you don't communicate then neither one has any idea what the other is thinking. You can't start the car if you don't turn the key....


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)