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    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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    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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    When it comes to conflict in intimate relationships, the way in which partners engage in resolving it can either strengthen or weaken their relationship. Relationships that form may inherit conflict due to different cultural, familial, religious, and value backgrounds. In regard to intimate relationships, there are important areas of communication where conflict has a greater chance of arising, such as inefficient communication, incompatible sexual values, personality, other relationships, drug…

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    Have you ever wondered why Intimate Relationships never last? There are so many reasons for why relationships never last. Intimate relationships have countless ups and downs, but to make a relationship survive and work is to Trust, Commitment, and Equality with each other. Trust is a super important part of a healthy relationship, but it’s something that many people struggle with for a lot of different reasons. Trusting someone in a relationship can take time or be hard, but your own…

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    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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    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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    situations is to avoid them by distancing themselves. This can explain some of the difficulties that June encounters in his previous intimate relationships and he always gets angry in the intimate relationships. “Those with attachment avoidance may drive themselves to be perfect in order to cover up their hidden sense of imperfections. They may think, ‘If I am perfect, no one will hurt me’ ” (Flett, Hewitt, Oliver, & Macdonald, 2002). I have been worked on June’s perfectionism, but I have never…

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    Intimate relationships are based on trust. Trust is actually the start of fantastic connections. The most crucial thing is that you figure out how to love once you begin to learn how to trust. You also really feel more secure when you're together with the person you have confidence in. And you understand that you can spend the rest of your life with this individual simply because you trust him or her. But affairs can destroy trust. Not many experiences can match the pain brought on by being…

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    The title of the article is the Family and Intimate Relationships: A review of sociological research written by Val Gillies and published by South Bank University in June 2003. The aim of this article is to review dimensions of intimacy of family relationships in sociological perspective. This paper examines the three major sociological perspectives on contemporary personal relations in to breakdown, democratisation or continuity. The author is focuses on how intimate relationships have changed…

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    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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