Why Is Communication So Challenging?

By M-Power

Paul: Vicki, you’re a communications expert. There’s probably a lot of reasons why communication is so challenging in a marriage. There are a lot of reasons. How about we do the top 5? Vicki: Sounds good. Paul: You good? Should we start with the fifth? Vicki: Yeah. Let’s talk. Paul: Number 5. People are different. This is good, actually though differences create conflict. Any time you bring two people together they have different preferences or backgrounds or programming and ways they communicate. Differences are important to relationships because they give meaning to the relationship. They make us relevant and interesting to each other, but that can create conflict as well. That conflict often emerges in the communication patterns. Vicki: Reason number 4, language is tricky. Picking the right word, finding the right emphasis. But here’s the thing that I think is so important to remember. I recently read a study

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How To Improve Communication in Marriage

By M-Power

Give me a few short minutes here today and I can help you improve communication in your marriage. Let’s start with the basic communication model that I teach in leadership training, in couple‚Äôs seminars in anything that involves communication. It starts with an understanding of where the message is going. Start with a sender of the message. If it’s a verbal communication, this is the speaker. If it’s radio and television, this is the point of origin for the signal. And then it goes over to a receiver. The message travels from the sender to the receiver and in verbal communication this is the speaker and the listener. Let’s say that the sender has message A in mind. This is what I want to communicate to you, if you are the receiver. What happens first? First, the sender has to encode the message. So, encoding is the way that the

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