I never cease to be amazed by how important communication is to healthy relationships. Communication is the conduit by which information, analytical thought, problem solving, feelings, trust, dreams and love are shared. We all long to be heard and understood. Excellent communication is critical for effective relationships. Effective relationships are critical for healthy lives.
In spite of the increasing importance placed on communication skills, many struggle with the inability to communicate their thoughts, ideas and feelings effectively. They become increasingly frustrated, asking why communication is so hard. Communication barriers can pop up at different points in the process leading to misunderstanding, confusion, mixed messages and hurt feelings.