HCOM 214: Interpersonal COMM & Conflict

Learning interpersonal communication skills to improve every part of our lives

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Growing up in a stable household has taught me many things throughout my life and having moved away from home and being three hours away from my family has taught me how to be more independent.  I was taught that my parents and my siblings will always be there for me.  When I made the decision to go away to college they didn’t know why I wanted to leave but they were okay with it because they knew that I would one day leave home but knowing that I left home for school I think gives them a sense of ease and reassurance that I will go back home.

I think that they knew I would be okay because I have a secure attachment with them.  Since I was a little kid I knew that they would always be there for me.  I think mainly because I knew that if I was left somewhere they would eventually come back and get me.  Whether it be picking me up from a nap, dance class, school, or the babysitters.  I knew that I would be back with them eventually.  If I ever got sad I was able to console myself and understand that they would be back for me and it has instilled a sense of trust between me and my parents.

As I’ve gotten older my parents have always been there to watch over me and guide me in the right direction.  I have learned that life is different being away from home and from the people you love most can be difficult but being able to realize that you will be okay makes it a little easier.  I know that they have to go back home but I know that they are just a phone call away and that I will get to see them in a few months.

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