interpersonal paper (1) - Family and Intimate Relationships...

This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 7 pages.

qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqw ertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwert yuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyui opasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopa sdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdf ghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghj klzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzx cvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvb nmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqw ertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwert yuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyui opasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopa sdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdf ghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghj klzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzx cvbnmrtyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmq wertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwer
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Introduction: This specific essay will constitute of two parts. Part one will help to explain Family Relationships. It will look at aspects of healthy relationships/ marriage, and in detail explain five characteristics that are normally seen as the typical healthy relationship. Another part of this section will look at characteristics that make up an unhealthy relationship. It will look at why divorce happens and what could happen to the children in the situations. The second part of this paper will provide a definition of deception. Explain a little about the Interpersonal Deception Theory. Look at the reasons why deception is used and what results could possibly arise from it. Part 1: There are many different facets of a successful and happy romantic relationship. According to Jerry Lehman, in a book about understanding relationships, he explains that the typical healthy relationship includes these five characteristics: ownership, hope, empathy, forgiveness, and commitment. When conflict arises in a marriage, it is important that both parties claim ownership for any issues that exist. Placing blame on the other partner only causes more issues. Hope is essentially maintaining a happy, optimistic attitude. Empathy, the third characteristic, is the ability to understand where the other partner is coming from- what they are feeling, and how to relate with them. Forgiveness is self explanatory. If a mistake is made, then forgiveness is essential to remain happy. Forgive, and then move on. Finally and perhaps most importantly, comes commitment. Lehman states that “the level of a couple’s commitment determines the length of their marriage”. (Lehman, 2005) As mentioned above, there are characteristics of a healthy marriage, but there are just as many characteristics of an unhappy marriage. One of the most common cited reasons for divorce is financial issues. When a couple is unable to properly budget, they tend to place blame on their partner. While
Image of page 2
this issue is certainly resolvable, it takes a tremendous amount of discipline to keep spending within a budget. Another common issue is infidelity. Successful marriages display commitment; unsuccessful ones include infidelity. As soon as infidelity occurs in a marriage, trust and commitment has been compromised and marital recovery becomes extremely difficult. There are certainly many more issues and complications that can arise in a marriage, but these two tend to be most destructive. The latter
Image of page 3

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 4
  • Spring '14
  • TylerSuppha-Atthasitt
  • partner, Interpersonal relationship, Interpersonal Deception Theory, angry withdrawal

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern