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Communication and When Things Go Wrong
Good communication is the key to every successful relationship with people in your life, whether your friends, parents, boyfriends/girlfriends, teachers, employers or anyone else that you have to deal with.
Good communication means being clear in explaining how you feel, listening to other people and taking on board their opinions without falling out with them.
These days communication takes on many forms, from speaking to people in person face to face, using a mobile to talk and text, online using email, messenger or social networks or using webcams or videochat to talk face to face virtually.
This section looks at the different ways in which we communicate and how to deal with things if something goes wrong including how and where to get the information and advice you need.
Managing your communication with people in your life can be tricky sometimes, misunderstandings and conflicts can and do happen in every relationship. Sometimes they are just misunderstandings, sometimes they lead to arguments and sometimes they are more serious, like being bullied, discriminated against or abused.
When things go wrong, its easy to blame ourselves, feel upset, scared, worried or confused or to try find reasons to justify why it happened.
The most important thing to remember if you feel troubled or concerned about the situation you are in, is to confide in someone you trust to get the support and advice you need. You can also approach professional organisations who exist to help, protect and support you so you don't have to deal with it alone or in silence.