Inter-Act, 13 th Edition. Chapter 6 Relationships. Chapter Objectives. Discuss the functions of communication in relationships Describe how relationships differ and are categorized Explain how relationships change during their life cycles
Relationship – a set of expectations two people have for their behavior based on the pattern of interaction between them
Good relationship –
interactions are satisfying to and
healthy for those involved
interactions are physically, mentally, or emotionally harmful
Impersonal vs. Personal
Voluntary vs. Involuntary
Platonic vs. Romantic
Women develop close friendships through:
Men develop close friendships through:
As dimensions increase, relationships develop; as they decrease, relationships deteriorate.
Known to self
V / V, ch.3
Communication focuses on:
Predicted Outcome Value Theory:
Stages of Beginning Relationships:
Interpersonal Needs Theory:
things I don’t want
to talk about.
rhythms we have.
The communication in declining relationships
is marked by three stages: