Ch 9: Interpersonal Relationships Stages Theories Communication
Communication: Development Why do we develop and maintain some relationships and not others? How do we maintain relationships we value? How can we use communication?
Communication: Development Suggestions • Be nice • Communicate • Be open • Give assurances • Share activities • Be positive • Focus on improving yourself • Be empathic
Communication: Deterioration Causes (not in text) ◦ Poor communication skills ◦ Other relationships ◦ Problems in other aspects of life ◦ Unclear expectations ◦ Beliefs about relationships ◦ Unrealistic expectations
Communication: Deterioration Patterns • Withdrawal • Decline in self-disclosure • Deception • Positive vs. negative messages
Communication: Dissolution Strategies: What are some ways that people choose to end relationships? Coping: How do you deal with your emotions after a relationship has dissolved?