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  • How to Handle Silence
  • Introduction
    • Often when we are in the process of communicating with someone, there comes a moment when there is an awkward silence between us.
  • Possible Reasons
    • Perhaps he or she is being quiet because someone in his or her family is ill, or is having personal problems.
    • In this case, you shouldn't take it personally - give him or her some space.
    • But, if you notice that this person is only acting quietly towards you and not towards others for an extended period of time then you may have reason to be concerned.
  • Strategies to Handle Silence
    • The way that we choose to deal with such moments is indicative of our comfort level with ourselves and with the communication process itself.
    • We have prepared some strategies about this interesting subject.
  • Relax and Accept the Awkward Silence
    • When communicating, it is entirely normal for natural silences to occur.
    • In most instances, it indicates that there is a real kind of connection between you and the other person.
    • So, relax and do not force the conversation at that moment.
  • Ask a Question
    • If the awkward silence seems to last longer than you would wish, ask the person a simple and straightforward question to help jump-start the conversation again.
    • People always love to talk about themselves, so asking questions is a wonderful way to draw them in.
  • Offer Your Partner a Drink or Something to eat
    • If you and your friend are experiencing an awkward silence, you can offer him something to drink to help shift the conversation toward physical action.
    • Everyone enjoys the chance to breathe and drink or eat with a friend.
  • Propose a Walk
    • To deal with an awkward silence, you can ask your friend if she might like to take a nice walk (weather permitting) or to listen to some music you both like.
    • Again, physical alteration during communication is a nice way to move past silence.
  • Create an Environment
    • Create an environment where awkward silences turn into opportunities for greater insight into one another.
    • You can turn something awkward into something comforting by simply looking into your friend's eyes and showing acceptance and joy in the act of silence.
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