Attraction and Relationships Essay

1000 Words Oct 27th, 2013 4 Pages
Kaitlyn Carty
9 October 2013
Professor Haun
COMM 1302
Section #12566

Relationships Throughout life, we maintain all types of relationships and on all levels. The relationships can be with our spouses, family members, friends, neighbors, and religious affiliations and even our colleagues. Within all of these relationships, communication is the key element in maintaining a successful relationship. Communication allows the process by which senders and receivers exchange messages in a given context. The type of relationship that will be discussed here is the relationship between a man and a woman. There are certain concepts that definitely come to play with this type of relationship, and
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At first, Mary was not sure she should accept and did not know if it was a good idea since she had only met him once and did not know much about him. She heard a lot of the floating rumors around campus about him (4-Uncertainty Reduction). After a while, Mary decided to take Gregg up on his offer. Their first dinner date went very well and they felt instantly like they had been friends for a long time. The conversation just seemed to flow very naturally. It put Mary’s mind at ease as she started to get to know more and more about Gregg. 5-Social Cognition Theory). After many months of dating and getting to know each other, Gregg decided to make it official and ask Mary to be his girlfriend. At first, everything was smooth sailing for Mary and Gregg. They got along great and all of their friends were thrilled for them. However, things soon ran sour when Mary started to realize that she was constantly being compared to Gregg’s ex-girlfriend Jada (6-Indexing). She and Gregg dated for about a year and she did everything for him including cooking and cleaning. She was completely submissive to Gregg and all of his needs. Mary’s personality differed from Jada because she was not submissive at all. As a matter of fact, she was very independent and believed everyone should be as well. She came from a family where her mother and father were thought of as equals. One did not hold more power over the other. She was constantly pushing Gregg to become

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