In The Absence Of

. . effective communication, there are so many pitfalls in life. It effects our jobs, our children, our parents, and above all our inter-personal relationships. I can attest to the fact that I have experienced many a sleepless night or nervous anxiety over mis-communication or lack of, especially with my family & loved ones.
My best friend and I have known each other for over 30 years. We don't get together often these days, since I recently moved away. Without regular communication I would be detached, miserable, and possibly in jeopardy of allowing our friendship to gradually slip away. It is an undeniable & vital human connection that we share and appreciate on a consistent basis.
Many people have difficulty with it. There are those that struggle to share effectively with each other. It is an art, a conscious effort, a necessary path to intimacy and understanding. In my marriage our communication was lacking so badly, and created such turmoil that eventually it broke down completely. This was one of the primary contributors to our divorce. Communication can fall apart, but it can also reinforce and sustain. It is a way to feel connected, important, heard, and understood. It is an expression of our inner selves and emotions. It is the sharing of thoughts, ideas, perspectives, and opinions. EP is a perfect forum to exercise these skills. I am enjoying doing just that. Whenever the feeling strikes, I am here typing away . . exposing myself, without fear or hesitation.
KattG KattG
46-50, F
Jan 14, 2013