Meaningful Dialgue Means Effective Listening
Submitted By TPClemmons
Meaningful Dialogue Means Effective Listening
Tarenzo P. Clemmons
COM200: Interpersonal Communication
Prof. Danielle Doud
August 17, 2015
Meaningful Dialogue Means Effective Listening Self-disclosure is very important, especially in an intimate relationship where a couple is dating or married. The benefits of self-disclosure are great, because both parties begin and continue to understand each other and know things about each other that other people would not necessarily understand very quickly. Becoming comfortable enough with one’s own emotions and feelings, and being confident enough to communicate them is a great thing when it pertains to couples elevating and prospering in their relationships.
To have meaningful discussion between two people or even a large group of people there has to be effective listening amongst everyone. Effective listening is what holds the discussion together, because if it is not in the conversation, the problem often times arises where one party does not know where the other party is coming from, and consequently they become totally misunderstood. With that being said, I can absolutely relate to self-disclosure in a relationship. In my opinion, there is no better way to ensure that your partner, mate, spouse, significant other, or however you want to identify the person you are in a relationship with relates to you.
I agree wholeheartedly with self-disclosure. I have done it all throughout my marriage, and I practice it in the workplace as well. I think that it is healthy in all your relationships, because it keeps people informed about who you are, what you like and don’t like, and what you believe in as a person. As stated by Orbuch (2011), “As a relationship expert, I do not talk about quantity; I talk about consistent, quality communication. You can have a two-hour conversation and not talk about anything of substance…...