Communication has been the vehicle through which people connect and develop relationships from infancy through adulthood. We are a social species, motivated to develop and evolve within the context of others. When we interact, we do much more than exchange information. We express our thoughts and opinions, actively listen, engage both verbally and nonverbally, observe and interpret messages, and react emotionally to others. Communication motivates and sets the tone for a variety of formal and informal relationships. Relationspaces values an intentionally managed communicative process, which positively contributes to caring and effective relationships in all contexts.