Communication in a Relationship

I wonder how communication affects a relationship. I have heard people saying healthy relationships need love, care and responsibility among individuals. A relationship can also be defined as a bond that needs true commitment and adaptation for change within people. There is a number of topics mentioned by several counseling agencies to enhance relationships in human lives. Out of these topics, communication is the main point which has been repeated again and again. Furthermore, a chapter “Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers,” in Times magazine, communication skills are considered as one of the best techniques for a strong relationship. It terms the speaking ways between men and women as  “cross-cultural” indicating it as diverse cultures possessed by differnt people. Furthermore, it says that communication is one way to resolve conflicts between two individuals or groups. The article highlights the fact that couples face inconsistency in their relationships due to lack of the communication culture, the culture is how a man and a woman is raised up in a society. I found this very persuading when I contemplated  the chapters of The Joy Luck Club.

In the second section, “The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates,” of the novel The Joy Luck Club, each of the daughters, Waverly Jong, Lena St. Clair, Rose Hsu Jordan, and Jing Mei Woo, didn’t talk much with their mothers which created huge misunderstandings to acknowledge love of their mothers. As being born in a different culture, this difference in communication can also  be termed as ‘cross-cultural’ communication. As mothers’ ideas and thoughts seemed to be totally different from their daughters to view life, this affected their relationship status. On the other hand, the article, “Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers,” says that relationships are highly likely to be strong and healthy if the theory of keeping a relationship is taught in schools. Similarly, if the daughters of the novel The Joy Luck Club were taught how to love and understand others in their schools, then they would have really understood their mothers emotions and feelings, by which the novel could show more about mothers and daughters intimate relationship.


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