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RANT: My family really has no idea how to COMMUNCATE. And it's driving me crazy!! They are good people, with good intentions, but they CAN'T F*CKING TALK TO EACH OTHER!!! I work as a manager and through our extensive manager training we learn a lot about communication and the importance of talking to each other and being clear with each other, and how this is truly key to running a business well and managing your staff in a good way. It is ALSO key in keeping a healthy family dynamic, but no one taught my parents how to communicate so none of my siblings know how to either. I've developed slightly better abilities to communicate through work, but definitely have a long way to go still. Seriously, we all need to go do a communication workshop or something, I can't teach them because they don't really want to listen to me (listening is obv also important to communicate well!!) and also I'm too close to be objective and give good advice. How do I convince them that we have a problem and that it really needs to be worked on and dealt with??

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  • Talk about something I don't know, right? Yeah, my family and relatives kinda have that too. I wouldn't say we don't love each other, I wouldn't say we don't care or that we don't get along well. Sometimes we're 2 or 3 different generations making jokes in family dinners, sometimes we have my aunts and my mom nagging and being all dramatic about... something that's more like nothing. Point being, I do realise our backgrounds are way too different. My mom is the oldest of 11 siblings, I'm the youngest of 2. They had to start working really early in life to be able to look after and help raise the younger siblings, my grandparents had no studies at all, their level of education back in their time was considered ok but in fact really corresponds to primary school right now... compared to the level of studies me and my cousins have, we all have a university degree. We just learned to use what we know about communication to be more tolerant and to set an example instead of demanding them to be able to communicate healthily at our level. Of course when I was a teen I'd lose my mind. But not much anymore now that I'm 30 and working. By expressing your feelings here I'm guessing you're trying as well... but think of that possibility, use what you know about communication for the common good of everyone, they will learn with you eventually. β˜ΊπŸ˜‰πŸ‘Œ I hope it helped...

  • Same here :/ I know how you feel, it is so annoying that they won't cooperate and think everything is okay.

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