My First Semester At The University At North Carolina At Charlotte

1449 Words Dec 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Prior to moving to Charlotte, I lived in a very small town, therefore I did not often hear about diversity and the way it was related to current day topics. However, within my first semester at the University at North Carolina at Charlotte, I realized that diversity is present in an abundance of topics. Many of these had never been brought to my attention, such as diversity among relationships.
An intimate relationship is a characterized by two individuals sharing their innermost feelings. Social exchange theorists view the stages of development in a relationships as reflecting the unfolding of social exchanges - this involves the costs and rewards of sustaining the relationship. Throughout each stage, favorable factors lead partners towards maintaining their relationship, whereas dismissive factors lead partners towards letting their relationship deteriorate. These steps can be seen in the ABC(DE)s of relationships - attraction, building, continuation, deterioration, and ending (Nevid & Rathus, 2015). When deterioration and ending are refrained from by avoiding negative elements such as not investing time and effort, and instead, continuing to be committed to the relationship, it will eventually lead to marriage. Over the years, the reasons for marriage have definitely changed. Historically, marriage was used as a way to help individuals adjust to personal and social needs as well as provide a structured home life and financial support for children. In current day…

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