Tuesday, August 6, 2013

And Then Some News

Thursday's essay by Richard L. Weaver II, is entitled, "The problem with men."  The first paragraph of the essay follows:

In the tenth edition of my college textbook, Communicating Effectively, 10e (McGraw-Hill, 2012), I have a section called "Essential Elements of Good Relationships," which includes the following elements: verbal skills, emotional expressiveness, conversational focus, nonverbal analysis, conversational encouragement, care and appreciation, commitment, and adaptation. (pp. 169-173) This section has received excellent reviews from adopters of the book, and what is interesting is that with respect to most of these, men have difficulty. As a sample of what I say in these sections, let this be an example (since I don’t have the space to discuss each or cite all of the statements I make): ". . . males need to alter their perception of relationships as stable, static commodities that never need discussion or reexamination" (p. 170).

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