Our ability to communicate effectively influences the health of our relationships, and can make a difference in whether or not we are successful in our professional careers. Communication allows us to get our needs met, to be known, and to work toward a common goal. Learn to communicate effectively in order to de-escalate conflict situations, express your needs, and seek to understand others. Also learn to identify emotions, and map these emotions to needs. Explore ways to accept and embrace the events that have shaped you, and become more equipped to develop healthier relationships.