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    • 1. Intimate Relationships and Communication Chapter Four
    • 2. Developing Intimate Relationships
      • Be willing to give of themselves
        • Share their ideas, feelings, time, and needs
      • Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
        • Feel good about ourselves
      • Roots of our identity and self
        • Developed during childhood
        • Relationships with parents and other family members
          • Gender roles
          • Style of attachment
          • Formulation of friendships
    • 3. Friendship
      • Characteristics
        • Companionship
        • Respect
        • Acceptance
        • Help
        • Trust
        • Loyalty
        • Reciprocity
    • 4. Love, Sex, and Intimacy
      • Most basic and profound human emotions.
      • Encompasses opposites:
        • Affection and anger
        • Excitement and boredom
        • Stability and change
        • Bonds and freedom
      • Love does not give us perfect happiness, but it does give our lives meaning.
      • Positive factors that draw people together
    • 5. “ The Love Triangle” (Figure 4-1)
    • 6. The Pleasure and Pain of Love
      • Intense love has confused and tormented lovers though-out history
      • Passionate love
        • Recognize the human emotions
          • Two components:
          • Physiological arousal
          • Emotional explanation for the arousal
    • 7. The Transformation of Love
      • All relationships change over time.
      • At first, high levels of passion and increased intimacy
      • Reduction of romance and or passion leads to the transformation of deep love.
    • 8. Challenges in Relationships
      • Honesty and Openness
      • Unequal or Premature commitment
      • Unrealistic Expectations
        • Expecting your partner to change
        • Assuming
        • Unsupported beliefs
      • Competitiveness
      • Balance of Time together and apart
      • Jealousy
        • Is not an element of love
    • 9. Successful Relationships
      • Realistic expectations
      • Mutual trust
      • Open communication
      • Effective ways to resolve conflict
      • Ask for and give support
      • Agreement on religious/ethical values
      • Equal roles
      • Balance of individual and joint interests
      • Take Charge Box
        • “ Strategies For Enhancing Support in Relationships”
    • 10. Ending a Relationship
      • Reasons why?
      • Guidelines of a breakup
        • Fair chance
        • Be fair and honest
        • Be tactful and compassionate
        • If you are the rejected person, make time for resolving your anger and pain
        • Recognize the value of the experience
    • 11. Communication
      • Nonverbal
        • As much as 65% of face-to-face communication is nonverbal
      • Ability to interpret nonverbal messages
      • Communication skills
        • Self-disclosure
        • Listening
        • Feedback is a constructive response
      • Gender differences in communication
        • Men
          • Establishing dominance/competitive
          • Men talk more/listen less
        • Women Establishing friendships
          • Seeking advice
          • Obtaining cues from listening and eye contact
    • 12. Conflict and Conflict Resolution
      • Conflict resolution skills are vital for maintaining intimate relationships.
        • Clarify the issue.
        • Find out what each person wants.
        • Identify various alternatives.
        • Decide how to negotiate.
        • Solidify the agreements.
        • Review and renegotiate.
    • 13. Pairing and Singlehood
      • Choosing a Partner.
        • Similarities (to your own)
          • Ethnic and socioeconomic background, educational level, lifestyle, physical attractiveness, and other traits.
        • First attraction – observable characteristics
        • Communication.
        • Acceptance.
        • Most important question – How much do we have in common?
    • 14. Dating
      • Different cultures have different rituals for finding a mate
        • Centers on a mutually enjoyable activity
      • American Culture
        • Getting to know each other
        • Traditional male-female dating pattern
        • Dating of young people “Today”
    • 15. Living Together
      • Cohabitation
      • 30 years old
        • Half of all men and women have cohabited.
      • Factors of acceptance
      • Rarely continues indefinitely
      • Advantages
      • Liabilities
    • 16. Same-Sex Partnership
      • Gay and Lesbian
        • Sexual orientation
        • Homosexual relationships in relation to heterosexual relationships
        • Traditional gender roles
        • Societal attitudes
          • Same-sex marriage
          • Civil rights
          • “Homophobia”
    • 17. Singlehood
      • Diverse group
      • 180 million single individuals
      • Factors that contribute to a growing number
      • Advantages
      • Disadvantages
      • Enjoyment depends upon:
    • 18.  
    • 19. Marriage
      • Benefits of Marriage
      • Issues of marriage
        • Realistic expectations
        • Feels good about the personality of their mate
        • Communication
        • Conflict resolution
        • Religious and ethical values
        • Egalitarian role
        • Good balance of individual and joint interests
      • Role of Commitment
    • 20. Separation and Divorce
      • High rates.. Why?
        • 50-55% chance of divorcing
        • Process of Divorce.
          • Emotional separation - First step
          • Physical separation
        • Greatest stress producing event next to the death of a spouse or family member
        • Recovery from divorce.
        • Remarriage.
    • 21. Family Life
      • Becoming a Parent
      • Preparation for parenthood
        • Own stability and readiness to be a parent
        • Physical health
        • Teenage parenting
        • Over the age of 35
        • Nutritional habits
        • Genetics
        • Financial
        • Considered educational and career plans
        • Emotionally ready
        • Social support
        • Attitudes and aptitudes
    • 22. Parenting
      • Parenting styles
        • Authoritarian
        • Authoritative
        • Permissive (or indulgent)
        • Uninvolved
    • 23. Parenting and the Family Life Cycle
      • Provide a balance of firm limits and clear structure
      • High levels of:
        • Warmth
        • Nurturance
        • Respect
        • Grow of independence
    • 24. Single-parent Families
      • Differences to a traditional family life cycle.
      • Difficulties experienced as a single parent.
      • Single Fatherhood.
      • Children from single-parent families.
    • 25. Stepfamilies
      • 3 out of 4 women and 4 out of 5 men will remarry.
      • Should not be expected to duplicate the emotions and relationships of an intact family.
      • Healthy stepfamilies are less cohesive and more adaptable than healthy intact families. Allow for more individual differences.
      • More of a history they have the more of a family unit is built.
    • 26. Qualities of Successful Families
      • Commitment
      • Appreciation
      • Communication
      • Time together
      • Spiritual wellness
      • Coping with stress and crisis
    • 27. Intimate Relationships and Communication Chapter Four

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