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Relationships

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Relationships

  1. 1. Relationships KARINA WALLACE
  2. 2. What are you looking for in a relationship? • PATIENCE • MUTUAL RESPECT, EQUAL RESPONSIBILITY, CONFIDENCE, TRUST, AND SEXUAL COMPATIBILITY • MONOGAMOUS • UNCONDITIONAL LOVE • SOMEONE TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH • SOMEONE THAT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN ME AND IS THERE FOR ME
  3. 3.   How do you define and express InTiMaCy? BY TELLING SECRETS BY SHOWING INTIMATE GESTURES LIKE NOSE TO NOSE TOUCHES  PHYSICAL TOUCH AND EMOTIONAL HONESTY  LAUGH  SEX  HOLD HANDS, BACK RUBS, KISSES  SHARING INSIDE JOKES  BEING ABLE TO READ YOUR PARTNER’S FEELINGS
  4. 4. What role has love played or not in relationships? Making love with someone you love not just because they are hot or wanted it. There has to be good intentions, feelings in a relationship. Sex organisms Sex is better when in love. Love as actions partners show
  5. 5. Percentage of Women Married by Age Age 15% 1% 14% 15-19 20-34 35-44 23% 24% 45-54 55-64 23% 65+
  6. 6. What is it like to be in a relationship when you don’t like some or all of your own body?  I WAS IN RELATIONSHIPS THAT I FELT LUCKY THAT THEY WANTED ME BECAUSE I WAS TOO FAT. I DIDN’T WANT TO BE IN THEM.  PHYSICAL ATTRACTION HAS TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP  HUSBAND POINTED OUT MY CURVES EVEN WHEN I WAS PREGNANT.  I ENJOYED MY OWN PHYSICALITY AND THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF OTHERS  WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I EXPERIANCED, MASTURBATE, READ EROTICA NOW THAT I AM MARRIED AND HAVE TWO KIDS I FEEL LOST.  JEALOUS OF LOVER’S BODY  HAVING SEX WITH OTHER TRANS WOMEN HELPED ME WITH MY OWN BODY.  MY HUSBAND WAS NOT HAPPY WITH MY SMALL CHEST, I HAD TO BUY PUSH UP BRAS.  I HATED MY BODY BECAUSE I WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED BUT NOW I FEEL SAFE IN RELATIONSHIPS.
  7. 7. • • TRANS RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT ON TV • How do media images and portrayals of relationships affect your idea of an “ideal relationship? PEOPLE THAT FIT THE STEREOTYPE OF A WOMEN THIN , PRETTY AND WHITE AND BLONDE FEEL THEY HAVE PRIVILEGES. LIFETIME MOVIES SHOWING HAPPY LOVING RELATIONSHIPS • DISNEY FILMS • INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS LACK ON TV • LESBIAN TV SHOWS NOT SHOWN • GOOD REPRESENTATION OF BLACK WOMEN RELATIONSHIPS LACK IN TV • FAT GIRL NOT PORTRAYED ON TV
  8. 8. What are your experiences in relationships that span racial differences? NIDEA- DOMINICAN GIRL DATING AN IRISH AMERICAN. AUNTS AND UNCLES WOULD PRAISE HER SHE GOT A GOOD ONE BUT PARENTS THOUGHT SHE WAS A HO THINKING THE ONLY REASON A WHITE MAN WOULD WANT THEIR DAUGHTER IS BECAUSE OF SEX AND SHE WAS A VIRGIN. ZOE DATED A WHITE JEWISH MAN AND SHE WAS BLACK. IF THEY WENT OUT SHE WOULD BE ASHAMED OF HER BOYFRIEND AROUND OTHER BLACK MEN.
  9. 9. • • Children and the affects in a relationship DIFFERENT AGES IN A RELATIONSHIP MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THE GUY IS WAY OLDER HE MIGHT BE DONE WITH KIDS. BOTH PARTNERS COME FROM BIG FAMILIES SO THEY WANT A LOT OF KIDS • THE EXPERIENCE OF PREGNANCY • CAREER FIRST • PARTNER’S MANY PARTNERS MIGHT AFFECT THEIR CHILDREN SEEING AND ACCEPTING ITS NORMAL (BE AN EXAMPLE)
  10. 10. GOOD COMMUNICATION IS WORK Obstacles in Relationships HAVING NEWBORNS MONEY HOUSEKEEPING WORK SCHEDULE COOKING RESPECT LIVING SPACE
  11. 11. SEXUAL ABUSE AND VIOLENCE AFFECTING RELATIONSHIPS • CULTURAL ACCEPTANCE ABOUT RAPE. WHO CAN WE TALK TO? • BEATEN BY HUSBANDS TRIES TO NOT REMEMBER OR LET SEX LIFE BE AFFECTED. • FORCEFUL SEX NOW AFFECTS GIRL SHE ALWAYS WANTS TO BE ON TOP DURING SEX • THREATS FROM EX ABOUT TAKING HER DAUGHTER AWAY HAS ALARM SYSTEM AND IS STIFF DURING SEX • GIRL RAPED BY COUSINS DIDN’T KNOW IT WASN’T NORMAL UNTIL MOTHER HAD SEX CONVERSATION WITH HER. •
  12. 12. What has helped the process of healing from sexual abuse? • LEARNING TO LOVE YOURSELF • READING ABOUT HOW OTHERS COPE • MUSIC • MARRIAGE SPOUSE • THERAPIST • TIME • FEMINISM • BEING OPEN WITH CLOSE FRIENDS
  13. 13. Conclusion: Relationships Chapter 5

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