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  • 1. DEVELOPING ANDMAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS REAL COMMUNICATIONS by Dan O’Hair AND Mary Wiemann
  • 2. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Two individuals interconnect and are interdependent through relationships.
  • 3. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Interpersonal communication is the exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages between people who have a relationship and are influenced by a partner’s message.
  • 4. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Your relational network is a web of relationships that connect individuals. family friendship love online friendship
  • 5. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Friendship is a close and caring relationship between two people that is mutually beneficial and satisfying. available caring honest confidential loyal empathic
  • 6. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Love is a relationship which you have deep affection, passion, and commitment. eros ludus storge pragma mania agape
  • 7. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds... We have a need for companionship, to involve others in our lives, and to be involved in other’s lives, or inclusion.
  • 8. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds... We have an innate need for intellectual, emotional, and physical stimulation.
  • 9. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds... We might enter into relationships in order to fulfill a goal, whether emotional or practical.
  • 10. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??ProximityPhysical attractivenessSimilarity
  • 11. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Attraction-similarityhypothesis The extent to which we project ourselves to others is a direct result of the attraction we feel toward them.
  • 12. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Matching hypothesis We seek relationships with those that have comparable levels of attractiveness.
  • 13. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Genetic-similarityhypothesis We tend to form relationships with those of the same ethnic group due to greater genetic similarity.
  • 14. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Social exchange of costs and benefits means that you accept the good with the bad. Rewards are the things that benefit you. Costs are the things that upset you.
  • 15. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Uncertainty reduction theory says that when two people meet, they try to decrease the uncertainty between them. monitoring proactive strategies indirect strategies
  • 16. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Relational dialectics theory is experiencing contradicting or opposing feelings about your partner and about the relationship. Dialectical tensions
  • 17. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Dialectical tensions when you have conflicting goals. autonomy vs. connection openness vs. closedness predictability vs. novelty
  • 18. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Social penetration theory When people move from a superficial level in a relationship to a more intimate level.
  • 19. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Communication privacy management theory Describes how you perceive information about yourself and how you disclose or protect it.
  • 20. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Strategic topic avoidance is used to maneuver the conversation away from undesirable topics.
  • 21. RELATIONSHIP STAGESInitiating stageExploratory stageIntensification stageStable stage partners are integrating and bonding
  • 22. RELATIONSHIP STAGESDeclining stage whenthings fall apart. uncertainty events interference unmet expectations
  • 23. RELATIONSHIP STAGESRepair tactics improving communication focus on the positive reinterpreting behaviors with a more balanced view
  • 24. RELATIONSHIP STAGESTermination stage fading of the relationship death
  • 25. RELATIONSHIP STAGESReconciliation spend more time together mediation civil resolution don’t give up mutual interaction miss each other