What Is The Purpose Of A Relationship

Closeup of loving couple holding hands while walking at sunset

Closeup of loving couple holding hands while walking at sunset

Defining the purpose of a relationship? Really? We have relationship with our family, our parents, our siblings and does every relationship need a purpose. Certainly not! But the relationships that we make with our soul mates do have purpose. Just like its said that people come and go out of our lives with a purpose. Some people touch our life for a purpose. They bring us happiness, teach us how to be a good person and then just take off. But the people that we are connected with emotions and romantic bond, these are the people that are the closest to us. We can never stand a chance to lose them. And if somehow we do, it creates an impression on us that becomes our life’s catastrophe.

So it will be great to understand the purpose of a romantic relationship as these are not the relations that are made by blood but these are made by love.

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How To Deal With Conflict In A Relationship

Parents swear, and children suffer 2

Parents swear, and children suffer 2

An apology is great if it is all you got. But if you want to know how to deal with conflict in a relationship effectively then read along. This tool is very helpful if both people want to find a solution to a conflict you are having with each other. This method will help you to embrace any conflict you have with anyone. You will learn how conflict is an opportunity to have a deeper relationship. Once you know the steps involved you will embrace the challenge and use every conflict to make your relationship better.

I used to personally shy away from conflict. Just keep silent about it and didn’t say anything until I exploded and all hell broke loose. I thought conflict is going to make this relationship worse, but that is not true. If you know how to deal with conflict in a relationship you can turn a conflict into a deeper connection and cooperation.

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Dialogue as a Communication Tool

25To change a situation or environment or constructively deal with any issue, there first needs to be dialogue. What is dialogue and when should it be used?

Effective Communication Leads to Understanding

In the workplace, interpersonal skill is considered the lifeline of the office or the organization. Interpersonal communication can be described quite simply as face-to-face communication between two or more people.

Today’s leaders engage in a multitude of conversations during their daily activities such as formal presentations, email, texting, phone conversations, social networking, etc. No matter the medium by which the communication travels, an effective leader must know how to listen to and persuade others. As stated in the SANS Leadership and Management Competencies text, “Many of the problems that occur in an organization are the direct result of people failing to communicate or communicating ineffectively” (SANS Leadership, pg 136). Leaders must be cognizant of the different strategies for overcoming potential barriers that might limit our ability to communicate and greatly reduce our powers of persuasion.

Though effective communication is important, it is not the main objective. According to Mark Sanborn (2006), a bestselling author and noted authority on leadership and team building, the objective is to achieve understanding. Sanborn believes that the word “communication” is an amorphous term that is not adequately understood. As leaders, our goal is to foster understanding, and our primary tool to achieve understanding is effective communication. Effective communication allows participants to properly exchange ideas.

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Four Steps to Building a Strategic Communications Capability

23Do you have the confidence that every message and experience that customers have with your organization rings true and leaves a positive impression? Developing an integrated communications capability within your organization will give you just that. It will also enhance your reputation and the value of your brand. It’s essential to your business. But it’s not a simple task. The effort requires a combination of four things:

1. A strong strategic foundation: Many organizations view their communication teams as a service resource or as process enablers. Instead, communications should be viewed as a strategic imperative for high performance and growth. Leaders need to set the stage for the importance of communications with a clear mission, a statement of purpose, and objectives that convey the benefits that an integrated communications capability will bring to your organization. The obvious benefits are that you will communicate more effectively, saving time and money. But it gets better than that. Within the first year of building out her communications capability with this mindset, one CEO said a less expected — yet most valued — benefit was alignment and improved decision making for her leadership team. Ultimately — better results.

Managing communications in an integrated or system-wide way will require a new set of behaviors at all levels of your organization — behaviors that embrace a process and apply set standards for all communications efforts. This discipline can be difficult, so you’ll need a strong foundation with executive-level alignment and endorsement to get where you hope to go.

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