The Importance Of Relationships In Interpersonal Communication

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The definitions of relationship as stated in the Interpersonal Communication textbook, a “connection established when we communicate with another person”. In other words, any sort of interaction between a person would be considered a relationship, including the bonding of best friends. These relations assist us in defining ourselves through communication; by involving ourselves in interactions, we fulfill our basic human needs. Physical, social, identity, and practical needs are fulfilled through these approaches in the formation of relationships. Although, my first encounter with Chloe DeBarge was not so pleasant, by establishing a relationship I was able to be more comfortable around her. I met her in eighth grade, she was forced to sit…show more content…
In other words, to establish a connection with a person, these factors have to be entwined in their bond. Physical communication is necessary for each human, if not present, it can result in many health related conflicts; such as depressions, low self esteem, and no experience with the world. Chole is there to comfort in my times of discomfort; when I am feeling blue, she gives me a hug and trails my mind off to a tear jerking topic. Next comes Social, in order to satisfy our needs of affection and control, there has to be some sort of relationship present between other people. For example, each person has the desire to have control over something; as it states in the Interpersonal Communication textbook, “we need some degree of influence over the relationship we establish with others, as well as the need to be controlled.” In my situation, Chloe has more control in this relationship, but I do too in some circumstances. On the other hand, an unhealthy relationship would be where only one partner has control over the other; this could lead to abuse, and possibly death. Anyhow, another basic necessitate would include the practical needs, which is helping the other person solve the problem or come to their own decisions…show more content…
As Wilson Kanadi once said, “there are always differences between you and your partner, that sometimes make you fight, but also make your relationship stronger.” That is to say, our differences is what makes us best friends, everything from our religion to our taste in clothing is contrasted; this is what makes best friends. If there was one thing I could alter about our relationship, it would be the fact that I don’t get enough time to hang out with her. To put it another way, she is usually at her dad’s house during the weekends, holidays, and summer, which reduces the chances of us hanging out after school. Not only that, but school also conflicts with our time spent together; both of us are engrossed in school work that we barely get time to actually hang out. In the end, I am very satisfied with the position my best friend and I are in, and I wish to change nothing about it, other than the fact that we could hang out some

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