When you get to write about relationships on a college level in your classes it is a very refreshing thing. I actually learned a lot in my interpersonal communication class & I am excited to share things in real life. Thank you for being patient with me in my progression as a MAN, I know my mistakes I have made and I have learned from them. Here are my thoughts....
Interpersonal Communication Self-Disclosure
I feel that self-disclosure could be the single most important aspect of an intimate relationship. My belief in this is based on it being very important for your significant other to feel important. If they know that they are important to you, they have a meaning and purpose in the relationship. No one wants to be in a one sided relationship; after all it involves two people. When you self-disclose your biggest fears, dreams, goals, and private feelings to your significant other you are letting them in where most people in everyday life will never go. I feel self-disclosure brings you closer and instead of it being two people that unity makes you feel as if you are one. Self-disclosure is the key to a happy unity, which in fact can lead to marriage and just about anything else that you aspire for your relationship to be.
When it pertains to gender communication I feel that self-disclosure also conquers the barrier that most experts feel exist. As a man dealing with women, a woman wants to feel loved, appreciated, and equal. When you disclose things in your life to her you are not only treating her as equal, but you are also sharing your deepest concerns and thoughts with her. This can make a woman open up and feel accepted totally. Most relationships lack effective communication, because it can seem that someone is not always being one hundred percent honest, self-disclosure can eliminate this train of thought.