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  • Intimate Relationships and Communication Chapter Four
  • 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
  • Friendship
    • Characteristics
      • Companionship
      • Respect
      • Acceptance
      • Help
      • Trust
      • Loyalty
      • Reciprocity
  • 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
  • “ The Love Triangle” (Figure 4-1)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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”
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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”
  • Living Together
    • Cohabitation
    • 30 years old
      • Half of all men and women have cohabited.
    • Factors of acceptance
    • Rarely continues indefinitely
    • Advantages
    • Liabilities
  • 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”
  • Singlehood
    • Diverse group
    • 180 million single individuals
    • Factors that contribute to a growing number
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
    • Enjoyment depends upon:
  •  
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Parenting
    • Parenting styles
      • Authoritarian
      • Authoritative
      • Permissive (or indulgent)
      • Uninvolved
  • Parenting and the Family Life Cycle
    • Provide a balance of firm limits and clear structure
    • High levels of:
      • Warmth
      • Nurturance
      • Respect
      • Grow of independence
  • Single-parent Families
    • Differences to a traditional family life cycle.
    • Difficulties experienced as a single parent.
    • Single Fatherhood.
    • Children from single-parent families.
  • 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.
  • Qualities of Successful Families
    • Commitment
    • Appreciation
    • Communication
    • Time together
    • Spiritual wellness
    • Coping with stress and crisis
  • Intimate Relationships and Communication Chapter Four