chapter 11 2nd part

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Dyadic Processes

breakdown of established patterns and rules

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(navigation)

Placemaking:

Creating a comfortable personal environment that interests values experiences, interest and tastes

ex: bothe=us; moving into a new place

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Growth in Committed Relationships

  1. individuality: having your own needs
  2. Invitational comm.: Introducing yourself (hi how are you?)
  3. Explorational comm: learn about the other person
  4. Intensifying comm: spend time with the person "what do you have in common?
  5. Revising comm: look at a relationship in a realistic way; problems, issues,
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continuation of Growth in Committed relationships:

6) Intimate bonding

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Deterioration

Social Support Processes:

tells others about problems because the couple lacks the ability to restore intimacy.

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Grave Dressing Processes

individually try to make sense of the relationship- what it meant, why it failed, and how it affected us

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Matching Hypothesis

we seek relationships with others who closely match our own values, attitudes, social background and physical attractiveness.

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Resurrection Processes

moving ahead to a future without the other.

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Equity Theory

we are happier when there is fairness.Lack of parity of each partner’s contributions, cost=benefits.

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Guidelines for Communication in Romantic Relationships

Engage in dual perspective

•Be able to talk about sex

•Manage conflict constructively

•Adapt communication to maintain long-distance relationships

•Ensure Equity in Relationships