Essay about Healthy Interpersonal Relationships Worksheet

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Appendix F

Healthy Interpersonal Relationships Worksheet

Use your textbook to answer the following questions. You are not required to respond in essay format. You may use short-answer responses, including lists, to answer these questions.

1. What are the characteristics of intimate relationships? What are behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability? Why is each important in relationship development?
• Behavioral interdependence is the mutual impact people have on each other in their daily lives and is important because one person may feel a great void if the other person is gone.
• Need fulfillment is the psychological needs that are fulfilled by intimate relationships. The
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• Jealousy is the real or imagined relationship between your partner and a third party. It is caused by deception that might have occurred in a previous relationship or from watching poor relationships of others. Other things that may cause jealousy are overdependence, people who feel sex should be exclusive, if someone else is attracted to your partner, low self-esteem, and fear of not being in control. To remove this barrier partners should communicate their fears with one another.

3. What are the common elements of healthy relationships? What are some common warning signs of trouble? What actions can you take to improve your own interpersonal relationships?
• Elements of healthy relationships are the ability to communicate, respect for each other, sharing a general fondness and are being flexible enough to allow partners to grow throughout their live.
• A warning sign can be a change in communication. If one partner stops listening then the other partner may feel ignored. If partners who use to spend time doing things together and now prefer to spend time apart, then this is also a warning sign. If one partner is no longer emotionally supportive the other may feel unwanted.
• To improve your own interpersonal relationships you must have trust, communication, intimacy, and friendship.

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