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A Deeper Examination of Communication
Jennifer A. Samp Ph.D.
Work and relationship obligations often conflict with each other. Both can be wonderful. Balancing both is a tough, but doable negotiation.
Just like cars, lawn mowers, or washing machines, sometimes our relationships feel old and worn out. Then it is time for repair.
Do we need to take all of our baggage when we think about our relationships and conflict? Sometimes it is worthwhile to edit what we bring.
Is being engaged the same as being present?
Relationship sensitivity may bring about more conflict and more harm.
How we think about our commitment to a relationship, and what we think about a partner's commitment, can define a power dynamic that may or may not truly exist.
Hate conflict and arguing? Focusing on conflict as an opportunity for growth may change your mind.
Managing both positive and negative faces poses a challenge to relationships.
The honor of military service can often come with some challenges: Facing the dark side of the moral injuries that come with service.
Jennifer A. Samp, Ph.D., is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia where she studies close relationships, conflict, power, and moral injury.