Com120 09 stages_13ed part 3

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Com120 09 stages_13ed part 3

  1. 1. Ch 9: Interpersonal Relationships Stages Theories Communication
  2. 2. 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?
  3. 3. Communication: Development Suggestions • Be nice • Communicate • Be open • Give assurances • Share activities • Be positive • Focus on improving yourself • Be empathic
  4. 4. Communication: Deterioration Causes (not in text) ◦ Poor communication skills ◦ Other relationships ◦ Problems in other aspects of life ◦ Unclear expectations ◦ Beliefs about relationships ◦ Unrealistic expectations
  5. 5. Communication: Deterioration Patterns • Withdrawal • Decline in self-disclosure • Deception • Positive vs. negative messages
  6. 6. 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?
  7. 7. Communication: Dissolution Strategies: • Positive tone • Negative identity • Justification • De-escalation
  8. 8. Communication: Repair Interpersonal vs. Intrapersonal Interpersonal: ◦ R-E-P-A-I-R strategies
  9. 9. R • Recognize the problemE • Engage in productive communicationP • Pose possible solutionsA • Affirm each otherI • Integrate solutions into normal behaviorR • Risk

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