Keys to a Successful Marriage
Professor Jennifer Williams
COM 200 Interpersonal Communication
Dear Jack and Sally,
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you both on your recent engagement! I am so delighted that you are asking me for counsel based on all that I have learned in my
Interpersonal Communication lessons. Communication is the groundwork that a marriage is
built upon. Communication can determine whether a relationship will be enduring, or
whether it will perish. Communication is a skill that no one is perfect at, but everyone can
learn advantageous ways to communicate more. I am happy to share the tools that I have learned throughout my course and I would also like to share some of my own personal experiences with you as well. I am hoping that both of you will find my advice very informative and useful in your matrimony.
With that being said, I will first tell you guys how certain trigger words can contribute to an individual's attitude by proving examples of the types of words that should and should not be used. According to Sole, K. (2011), “some words are known as trigger words, words that have such strong connotations that they trigger an immediate emotional response in you”. It is especially important to take note in these words because even though you may think they are small; they tend to have what I like to refer to as a snowball effect. Simply mentioning one of these trigger words can change a person's mood in a second. It simply comes down to the connotation the word carries. Certain words can have either a positive or negative connotation or denotation associated with them. It really just depends on the context on which the word or words are being used. For example the words aroma, smell and odor all refer to the same thing. However, each word carries a certain connotation. Such as aroma tends to be associated as positive while odor carries a more negative connotation.
Now that I have told you about the...