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  • Essay On Intimate Relationships

    1. Explain the qualities that help people develop intimate relationships. Qualities that help people develop intimate relationships include being able to share ideas, feelings, time and needs and to accept what others want to give us in return. Being able to share these qualities equate to having communication. Communication is key in any relationship. It takes two to make a relationship work, therefore when the relationship is only a one-way scenario, things are bound to fall apart. Rather than a relationship that is a two way, meaning going back and forth between the two persons. When we do not share ideas, feelings, times and reject what the other person has to say, give or needs things are bound to fall apart. 2. Describe different types…

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  • Intimate Relationship Analysis

    The purpose of this interview was to further understand the complexity of intimate relationships as it relates to theoretical concepts discussed throughout the course. The interview conducted was between a couple who has been married for 27 years. The couple currently resides in Hacienda Heights, California with their four children ages ranging from 25 to 18. The husband is currently a firefighter for Los Angeles City and has ben for 26 years, and the wife is a stay at home mom. I was able to…

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  • Reflective Essay On Intimate Relationships

    In my 22 years of living I have been involved in my fair share of intimate relationships. Dr. Mendenhall has explained that an intimate relationship is sharing intimate experiences in several areas over time with increasing expectations (T. Mendenhall, Intimacy lecture, 1//20/16). When I looked at it that way I came to the conclusion that I can be in an intimate relationship with my parents, siblings, friends, and some of my cousins whom I am close to. The first of many of the ideas that I have…

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  • Four Types Of Intimate Relationships

    There are many types of intimate relationship. According to the intimate relationship textbook there are four types of relationships. When couples communicate there may be an interpersonal gap in the relationship. We grow into our values and we use nonverbal and verbal communication in our relationship. Relationships desires interaction, knowledge and happiness to be a happy relationship. No matter the type of relation, people desire an intimate relationship with a positive outcome.…

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  • Social Exchange Theory: The Intimate Relationship In Couples

    While discussing the intimate relationship in couples, it is very significant to discuss the Social exchange theory. This theory has three broad categories i.e reward, costs and resources. Rewards and resources are the benefits exchange in social relationships. Rewards can be defined as the pleasures, satisfactions and gratifications that a person enjoys while participating in a relationship (Thibaut & Kelley, 1959). Resources, on the other hand, are any possessions, objects or emblematic, that…

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  • Domestic Violence In Intimate Relationships

    Domestic Violence is one of the largest red flags in intimate relationships, where women specifically have difficulties of leaving their abusive partners. According to Coltrane and Adams “we live in a culture that romanticizes violence in general and relationship violence in particular, so that “being hit” is often mixed up with “being loved.” The media such as movies, songs, novels, and greeting cards continually remind individuals that belonging to (or owning) another is the height of romance…

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  • Essay On Human Sexuality In The Movie Her

    movie advances. Their innuendos develop into a relationship in which the two engage in a mutually satisfying sexual and psychological relationship. Human sexuality is not abstract in developing emotions in human beings, equally, sexual attraction is not always physical; however, the physical nature of humanity is necessary for a complete satisfying…

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  • Comparing Anton Chekhov's The Lady With The Pet Dog

    Sexuality is expressed differently in every country and culture on the planet. To an even greater extent, males and females have different views on how to handle intimate situations. These views are made evident in Anton Chekhov’s and Joyce Carol Oates’ versions of “The Lady with the Pet Dog.” Currently, our society incorrectly assumes men to crave sex and women to be infatuated with love. The emotional aspects of sexual relationships, the treatment of unfaithfulness, and the treatment of sexual…

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  • Intimate Partner Violence In Relationships

    Violence is a global issue, and dating and intimate partner violence (IPV) presents a danger to those in relationships throughout the world. In some cases, the commonality of IPV is impacted by a patriarchal society, where it is expected that men have control over women. Other factors also have a role in the prevalence of IPV, including age, level of education, income or employment issues, the use of alcohol or drugs, abuse in the family of orientation, and specific personality traits…

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  • Violence In Intimate Relationships Analysis

    After reading "violence in intimate relationships: a feminist perspective" there are some harsh realities that some women do not want to face when they are or may be in a abusive relationship. Women face being labeled as a "battered woman" someone who has lost their morals or values to even stay with a male who is abusive towards them. I believe it is hard for women to leave a abusive relationship because they are scared especially if the abuse has been going on for years. I've seen a lot of…

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