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Article Critique: Masking Poor Communication

Use the ProQuest online database to locate the article entitled, "Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication." Write about your thoughts on this article. Be sure also to address the following:

1. Have you ever had a miscommunication with someone close to you simply because you assumed that they understood you? What happened?

2. How can you make sure that this kind of miscommunication does not happen in the future? Or when it does happen, what could you do to make your communication more clear?

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Thank you for posting with us. Since these are two questions very personally asked, I will refrain from providing names to keep privacy. You should only apply my answers for reference only. If you need to use them to an extent, please remember to properly quote my answers.

1. Have you ever had a miscommunication with someone close to you simply because you assumed that they understood you? What happened?

I have had a miscommunication with someone close to me simply because I have assumed that they understood me. It was recently due to lack of calling or texting that I was not informed about a possible trip that my best friend and her sister were going to take. I like traveling with them because I know them really well. I was thinking the entire time that if they needed space, they should tell me that directly rather than not having told me anything at all about the trip which made me feel kind of "left out". It's not like I had time to go because I'm currently back in school getting a degree in Early Childhood Education. Other than that, I would have appreciated more if my best friend and her sister were to tell me the ...

Solution Summary

The Solution provides a personal example of miscommunication and how to be more clear in communicating to ensure it doesn't occur in the future.

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