The Importance Of Communication For A Healthy Relationship Essay

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Almost every marriage counsellor will reinforce the importance of communication for a healthy relationship. One cannot create a stable life with an individual whom they do not understand or know the ideas and thoughts of. The same holds true for a community. In order to grow and develop a community, there must be cooperation and communication between all members. One acting individual cannot make a change by themselves; everyone must work and communicate with each other. When communication is lost, ideas and information are not shared; rather they stay in one place, being of no use to anyone. It is with the sharing of ideas and information that we interact and connect with others. This communication is needed in order to improve society, and when it is not present, the strength of a community is weakened. As seen in Carson McCuller’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, interpersonal communication between individuals is greatly limited by social, personal and physical barriers which prevents the necessary community to affect social change.
Social barriers such as racism and a lack of education limit communication between people by making it harder for both parties to see “eye-to-eye”. Education and race categorize people into different social classes, and people are unable to understand and effectively communicate with others outside their own social class. Though educated, Dr. Copeland is wrongly accused of trying to cause trouble at the courthouse because of his race. The white…

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