Communication is a foundational component of any relationship. Anyone who has ever tried to communicate with anyone knows that it’s often not as easy as it would seem. Frequently, there are complications. People can be pretty complicated. Those who claim they are not are often more complicated than most.
When two people communicate about their relationship there are many opportunities for what Led Zeppelin aptly termed the communication breakdown.
Here are a couple of the more common types of communication breakdown. We’ll explore each in detail in later posts. I’ll insert links as the detailed posts are published.
- Heat of the Moment
- Feelings to Words: Mistranslation
- Opportunity to not Listen
- Opportunity to not Understand
- Opportunity to withhold the Truth
- The Destructive Yesbuts
Either or both individuals involved in a communication can take any of the above communication-breakdown actions at any point in the conversation. Yikes!