March 15 more on relationships

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March 15 more on relationships

  1. 1. More on Relationships<br />
  2. 2. Remember?<br />There are <br />Family Relationships<br />Not chosen<br />Not always equal<br />Can last a lifetime<br />Are unconditional<br />Friendships<br />Acquaintances<br />Selected Friends<br />Significant Friends<br />Intimate Friends<br />
  3. 3. Are there other types of relationships?<br />Family and Friends most importantly help us meet our emotional needs<br />But we have other needs, too<br />academic<br />financial<br />health<br />
  4. 4. Functional Relationships<br />Functional Relationships<br />the relationships that help you meet needs that are NOT emotional needs<br />rapport, and affection are possible, but not the main goal of the relationship<br />personal feelings are not the focus<br />What are some people with whom you might have functional relationships?<br />
  5. 5. Roles and Responsibilities<br />role<br />the characters / positions / jobs you fill in life<br />for every relationship in our lives, there are:<br />roles we play<br />behaviours we show<br />responsibilities we have<br />
  6. 6. The Social Exchange Theory<br />in each relationship:<br />there are costs we must pay, (C)<br />AND there are benefits we receive (B)<br />a healthy relationship is one where the benefits are greater than or equal to the costs (B >= C)<br />one way to think about relationships<br />economical way of thinking<br />
  7. 7. The Social Exchange Theory<br />exploit<br />to use someone or something to get a benefit that is unfair or unbalanced<br />exploitation describes a relationship where:<br />one person benefits far more than the other<br />
  8. 8. A request!<br />Do your best not to participate in exploitation<br />think about the best way to make your relationships as equal as possible<br />if you do this, you will: <br />have healthier relationships<br />feel better about yourself (have more self esteem)<br />make new relationships easier<br />

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