Essays On Relationships And Communication

Marvin Hinton

English 101.46


The Expository Essay

During life, a significant factor is the relationship with another. There are many

aspects to a relationship that will make it strong or long lasting. Looks may seem to be

important but in the long run they prove not to be. Looks can be changed through surgery

and can fade with age. There are four qualities that should be found in a good strong

relationship. These four factors will never change no matter what kind of relationship one

is in or what one looks like. The four factors that make a good relationship are

commitment, trust, caring, and communication. In any relationship, if any of these four

factors are missing then the relationship will not last long.

Commitment is an important factor in building a strong and successful relationship.

Commitment keeps a relationship together through the good and the bad times. Whether a

partner in a relationship is suffering through hard times, the couple if committed will pull

through. A strong relationship that is committed will make it through the major and the

minor crisis of life. A minor crisis that could put a strain on a relationship could be

considered as something simple such as the breaking of a date or one person having no

money. A major crisis may be one partner going off to war or having to leave town for

several months on business. If the relationship is committed then a couple will survive

these crisis. Commitment is a step in building a strong relationship.

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The second part of a successful relationship is trust. Trust is like the “I love you”

of a relationship. Trust means that when one partner wants to go out for a night on the

town with his or her friends that they will not cheat. When a couple is out together for a

night that the other partner will not be flirting with other people in the room. A couple

that trusts each other will give each other space to do their own thing. Trust allows a

relationship to grow because there is not the constant worry of what the other party is

doing. Trust is when there are selected responsibilities that each partner may have and

makes sure are fulfilled. Responsibilities such as making sure the trash is taken out or the

bills are paid on time. Building trust in a relationship could even consist of making sure

that if there is a dinner date that both parties are on time. Even though destroying trust can

happen in an instant, building trust takes lots of time. Building trust in a relationship takes

time and effort while destroying it could be as simple as cheating or not showing up when

a date is scheduled.

The third part of a successful relationship is caring. There is no way to truly

describe what caring is but it is an intimate part of any relationship. Caring is a feeling or

emotion. Caring is a feeling or emotion that cannot be readily described in words but still a

feeling. Caring is missing your partner when they are away or being sad when they are not

feeling well. Caring in a relationship is an emotion that can only be described using other

emotions. When two people care for each other in a relationship form a bond which is

hard to break even when common sense tells them that they need to. This bond is so

strong that even abusive couples will stay together. The couple thinks that they care for

each other enough that the abuse does not matter. Caring is the fabric of building a strong


The fourth and most important part of a relationship is communication.

Communications is the problem solver of a relationship and could also be the destroyer of

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a relationship. Communication is important because the beginning of any relationship. Any

relationship starts with communication because that is how you meet the person. A

relationship will not get started if the communication is not there. Communication

separates a purely physical relationship with no meaning from a true strong relationship.

Communication in a relationship should be honest. Communication makes two people one.

When a couple knows each others likes and dislikes communication is strong.

Communication lets a couple talk about their problems and can help resolve many of them.

In a relationship with no communication a small problem can cause a rift which will lead to

a break up. This is why communication is an important part of a relationship.

In all relationships there are up and downs. There are likes and dislikes in any

relationship but there are four elements that keep them together. A couple that has strong

communication is more likely to stay together then one that does not. A relationship with

caring will be stronger than a relationship without. A couple that trusts one another is a

likely pair to stay together. Finally a couple that has a strong commitment is more likely

to have a good relationship. When these four things are accomplished in a relationship it is


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Essay about Relationships And The Importance Of Communication

1486 Words6 Pages

Thesis Statement: The success of any relationship relies on one's ability to communicate well.
Communication is important in relationships as it allows us to share our interest, concerns, support each other; organize our lives and make decisions; and it allows us to work together. Effective communication is based on the way we talk and listen, how we respond and our body language. We can all learn how to improve the way we communicate.
It takes more than words to create a safe, exciting and secure relationship. Too often the signals we send are not those we intend to send. When this happens, both connection and trust are lost in our relationships.
When we communicate, we can say a lot without speaking. Our body, our posture, tone of…show more content…

There is nothing that keeps a relationship strong and going healthy, better than understanding and once established communication is created many become more familiar with communication and the different ways we can communicate..
When communication involves talking to our family, friends, people in general, people tend to turn to their others first (partner, spouse, friends etc) when things are not running so smoothly in their relationship. They automatically start pointing the things that is or isn’t doing well. People always tend to turn to their partner first when things are not running so smoothly in their relationship.
Remember, it is very easy to see other people's mistakes, but not as easy when taking a look at yourself, it is much harder to accept criticism, even from yourself- because no one wants to be wrong. This is where we need to get real about things. Communication is not about who is right or wrong, but instead about helping each other see things from each other's perspective, so that you can be on the page and avoid any misunderstanding that will cause unneeded arguments. Communication is not so complicated, once there is understanding in addition to understanding what the right way communicating is and what methods of communication works for you and your communication best. Effective communication cannot happen on its own or with the efforts of only one person.

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