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Unformatted text preview: Meaning of intimacy Meaning of intimacy In this book intimacy In t his book intimacy means = m eans = • You You could could Kidd Kidd ’s 3 visions of romantic s 3 visions of romantic relationships relationships- intimacy is not necessarily love- intimacy is not necessarily sex-jointly created worlds of shared meaning-have an intimate relationship with a friend or sibling by this definition not just a sexual relationship with a romantic partner-Vision 1 (1950s and 60s)- self sacrifice, avoid conflict, emphasize togetherness-Vision 2( 1970s)- Change & flexibility in relationships-Vision 3 (1980s and later)- negotiate balance in the relationship, partners were seen as equal-Vision 4( now)- partners seen as equal Conditions leading to intimacy Conditions leading to intimacy 3 event s t hat oft en lead 3 event s t hat oft en lead t o t o “ falling in love falling in love ” Duc k Duc k ’s filt ering t heory of s filt ering t heory of at t rac t ion at t rac t ion • 4 filt ers-physical proximity-involvement in shared episodes-liking-perception of similarity-similar lead to attitudinal similarity- times, places, and calendar events-being in the right place at the right time...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08