people have forgotten how to communicate. our emotional understanding has devolved to that of an emoticon. “she put a wink at that end of that text, that must mean she’s joking.”
or that she absolutely means it and is being passive agressive with a semicolon and right parenthesis.
hard to say when you’re trying to create understanding with a key pad.
i can’t count the times i have been in the middle of drama between two people and have had to act as pacifier, interpreter, mom, ref, bomb disarmer, when it all could have been avoided with a couple of basic life skills.
i have often found that couples who are the brink of ending it, really aren’t as far apart in thought and feeling as they think they are. they just can’t communicate it effectively and can’t hear what the other person is saying over the racket of their own emotions. you may as well try to work out your problems while running a weed eater.
i’d like to tell you i can fix it all with a 500 word blog post, but not even i am that good.
that’s why this is going to be a series. how many parts you ask? i have no idea. as many as it takes. communication breaks down in so many ways and for so many reasons, there’s no way to condense it down to neat little bullet points.
doesn’t mean i won’t try though.
so hold on to your butts. it’s about to get all educational up in here.
what are some ways you think communication gets bent and clogged up?