Complaining people are boring. If you need to get things off your chest, apply some strategy to it.
It’s no secret that people hate confrontation. But it’s odd how people even avoid good confrontations. When is social media actually the anti-social method?
There are few things more dreaded than a mother-in-law. For the sake of you & your partner, how can you get along?
Why is it important to talk to your pets when they can't answer back?
Have you been so busy badly flirting that you forgot to have good conversation? Guess which one will lead to real connection.
Deep conversations are extremely rewarding but people are reluctant to ask the big questions to get there. Why?
Your opinion matters, but how badly do you need to argue for it? Awkward Silence are encouraging you to be self-aware next time a discussion gets heated.
Neighbours are a fact of life. Make that a good thing through conversation.
A few seconds of silence is not a disaster. If you keep your head, it’s not even a cause for concern. It might even be considered an opportunity.
There is a conversation faux-pas that seems obvious to most, oblivious to others. And as we at Awkward Silence chat to people about conversation, we hear many people complain about it again & again.
When we encounter someone who is grieving or in the midst of some awful life event, we rarely know what to say next.
The large volume of conversation means we can get into some unhealthy conversation habits. We list 5 of the worst offenders so you can avoid these dull conversation traps.
A conversation is a valued exchange, but when it's time to end it you can easily devalue it with a cheap line. Learn how (and how not) to end a conversation.
In a slump? Try some of these activities. Next time someone asks you “what’s new?”, you can mention your recent activity and that will lead to an interesting conversation. (The best bit - they are all free!)
Are the benefits of talking to plants just an old wives tale, or is it the next step in evolution?
When you feel like you argue all the time wth the love of your life, you need to start having some unnecessary conversations.
Try a conversation game as an icebreaker when making new friends.
Open-mindedness is seen as both a positive & negative trait. Does an open mind make you a person of loose convictions? Can real conversation occur between people who aren't open-minded?
If you opt for non-questions, you’ll get non-answers in your non-conversation and end up in a non-relationship. It's time to give up on "How Are You?"
Skype is a great way to keep in touch with those who are separated from you by distance. And it can be very awkward. Find out how to add some quality to your quality time online.