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27 Cards in this Set

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personal relationship
defined by uniqueness, rules, relationship dialectics, commitment, ad embeddedness in contexts...they are irreplaceable
social relationship
tend to follow broad social scripts and rules, and participants in themtend to assume conventional social roles in relation to one another...can be replaced
intensely positive feelings and desires for another person...based on rewards from involvement and is not equivalent to commitment
a decision to remain with a relationship
something put into a relationship that cannot be recovered should the relationship increases commitment
patterned ways of behaving and interpreting behavior...developed in all relationships
relationship dialectics
opposing forces, or tensions, that are normal parts of all relationships (autonomy/connection, novelty/predictability, openness/closedness)
involves tension between the need for personal independence, and intimacy
involves tension between wanting spontaneous new experiences and wanting routines and familiar experiences
involves tension between wanting to share private thoughts, feelings, and experiences with intimates and wanting to preserve personal privacy
involves balancing or finding a compromise between two dialectical poles
occurs when friends or romantic partners assign one pole of a dialectic to certain spheres of activities or topics and assign the contradictory dialectical pole to distinct spheres of activities or topics
responses that meet one dialectical need while ignoring or not satisfying the contradictory dialectical need
response that transcends the apparent contradiciton between two dialectical poles and reinterprets them as not in tension
passionate, intense and erotic
based on frienship and even-keeled
playful and sometimes manipulative
obsessive style that often reflects personal insecurity
selfless and focused on the others happiness
based on practical considerations and criteria for attachment
relationship culture
a private world of rules, understandings, and patterns of acting and interpreting that partners create to give meaning to their is the nucleus of intimacy
dyadic breakdown
involves degeneration of established patterns, understandings, and routines that make up a relationship culture and sustain intimacy on a day-to-day basis
intrapsychic phase
phase in the disintegration of romantic relationships, which involves brooding about problems in the relationship and dissatifactions with a partner
dyadic phase
stage in relationship deterioration in which partners discuss problems and alternatives futures for the relationship
social phase
part of relationship disintegration in which partners figure out how to inform outsiders that the relationship is ending
grave dressing
final stage in the deterioration of romantic relationships in which partners put the relationship to rest
psychological responsibility
obligation to remember, plan, and coordinate domestic work and child general, women assume this for child care and housework, even if both partners share in the actual doing of tasks