The Complexities of Life

Random Thought #5: Break Through

The Recovering Pessimist: Random Thought #5: Break Through -- Communication isn't effective once a wall has been built. Discover your breakthrough and work past it. | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistWhile watching Season 12, Episode 1 of Grey’s Anatomy, a lack of communication affected the characters and patients. There’s a lot of talking back and forth, but nobody is really listening.

The episode was an example of what happens when the lines of communication break down. Communication is the key to all relationships. All parties involved need to work together for communication to be successful.

So many of the disagreements I had with people stemmed from a lack of communication. I’d get so wrapped up in my emotions and/or opinions that I wouldn’t listen to what the other party was saying. A

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The results repeated themselves: long bouts of not speaking to one another. Eventually, I’d give up without attempting to talk things out. It worked for a while, but over time, I started to feel like crap for not being the bigger person. Most of the issues were petty and could be resolved by just working through it.

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Until you realize that you have to break through the wall that lack of communication built, history will continue to repeat itself. Do better.

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