Article Critique: Self-Disclosure, Gender, and Communication
Submitted By: Kristle Craig
Submitted: 7/20/15
COM200: Interpersonal Communication (ACM1527B)
Instructor:   Joan Golding

Self-disclosure is meant to be very helpful in keeping communication alive in a relationship.   The article “Can We Talk? Researcher Talks about the Role of Communication” (Schoenberg, 2011) presents the idea of taking ten minutes out of your daily routine to stop and communicate with your partner.   It suggests a few questions that promote “quality” communication with each other.   I absolutely agree with the author here, that this is important and could be very helpful.   I believe that it might be related to satisfying a certain area of a relationship, but that there are also many factors that cannot be fixed simply with better communication.   (Schoenberg, 2011).
The writer of the article investigated many pair, and it is true that not all pair are the same.   Clearly, there will be alterations in the habits that men and women select to connect.   However, I think men and women are both similarly chatty in the beginning of a relationship.   Two people are usually both absorbed in asking questions and getting to know each other.   I likewise think that they are in the same way less open to location aside time for interactive later in a relationship.   After   some years of nuptial, for instance, both people elaborate are set in their routines, and perhaps believe that they already know their partner’s likes and dislikes well enough.   They may not see the need, thinking that quality communication will most likely not contribute to their happiness.
For myself, I have only been in three long-term relationships, and only one has been successful.   Though, I can agree with the author’s point.   In my ten-year matrimonial, there was plenty of communication, but it was very one-sided.   He continually talked, way too much, in my view, about himself and his past stories.   He never asked about...