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Chapter Four. Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Communication. Historical Perspectives. Arrange Marriages Dowries Bundling Marriage for Love and Intimacy. Establishing Early Intimacy. Field of Eligibles Physical Attractiveness The “Beautiful is Better” Bias The Effect of Media

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Chapter four

Chapter Four

Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Communication


Historical perspectives

Historical Perspectives

Arrange Marriages

  • Dowries

    Bundling

    Marriage for Love and Intimacy


Establishing early intimacy

Establishing Early Intimacy

Field of Eligibles

Physical Attractiveness

  • The “Beautiful is Better” Bias

  • The Effect of Media

  • The Matching Hypothesis

    Proximity

  • Proximity Effect

  • Mere Exposure Effect

    Similarity

    Flirting

    Reciprocity of Attraction


John lee s styles of love

John Lee’s Styles of Love

The Six Styles

  • Eros Love

  • Ludus Love

  • Storge Love

  • Mania Love

  • Pragma Love

  • Agape Love

    Combining Love Styles


John lee s styles of love cont

John Lee’s Styles of Love (cont.)


Robert sternberg s triangular theory of love

Robert Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love

The Three Components

  • Intimacy

  • Passion

  • Commitment


Robert sternberg s triangular theory of love1

Robert Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love

Possible Combinations of the Three Components

  • Liking (I)

  • Infatuation (P)

  • Empty Love (C)

  • Romantic Love (I & P)

  • Fatuous Love (P &C)

  • Companionate Love (I &C)

  • Consummate Love (I, P & C)

    Applying the Triangular Theory


Communication in love relationships

Communication In Love Relationships

Self-Disclosure: How Much Should You Reveal About Yourself?

Behavioral Attributions: Why Did You Do That?

  • Relationship-enhancing Attributions

  • Distress-maintaining Attributions

    Patterns of Effective Communication

  • Validating Communication

  • Volatile Communication

  • Conflict-avoiding Communication


Communication in love relationships cont

Communication In Love Relationships (cont.)

Communication Warning Signs

  • Criticism

  • Contempt

  • Defensiveness

  • Stonewalling

    Improving Communication

  • Understanding Intimate Communication: Six “Simple Truths”

  • Enhancing Intimate Communication: Five “Rules”


Sexual communication

Sexual Communication

Sexual Self-disclosure

  • Barriers

    • Lack of Information

    • Embarrassment

    • Insecurity About Using the Right Words

    • Sexual Taboos

    • Fear of Judgment

    • Fear of Rejection

  • Strategies for Improving Sexual Communication


Losing love ten reasons why relationships fail

Losing Love: Ten Reasons Why Relationships Fail

  • Lack of Self-knowledge

  • Acceptance of Sexual Myths and Stereotypes

  • Ineffective Communication

  • Imbalances of Decision-making Power

  • Low Self-esteem, Insecurity and Lack of Self-confidence

  • Isolation

  • Failing to Keep Promises, Lying, or Cheating

  • Excessive Jealousy (Normal vs. Delusional)

  • Control Issues

  • Violence


Abusive and violent relationships

Abusive and Violent Relationships

Types of Relationship Abuse

  • Physical

  • Verbal

  • Emotional

    In Touch with Your Sexual Health: Signs of Relationship Abuse

  • Signs That You May Have an Abusive Partner

  • Signs That You May Be an Abusive Partner


Abusive and violent relationships cont

Abusive and Violent Relationships (cont.)


The cycle of violence and abuse

The Cycle of Violence and Abuse

  • The Honeymoon Phase and/or the Beginning of the Relationship

  • The Tension-building Phase

  • Explosion

  • Return to the Honeymoon Phase


Getting out and moving on

Getting Out and Moving On

Leaving a Violent Relationship

The Temptation to Go Back

Self-Discovery Your Criteria for a Healthy, Nonabusive Relationship

  • What Qualities Do You Require?

  • What Characteristics Are Unacceptable?

    Loving Again


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