CH11NOTES - COM225 Notes Chapter 11: Intimate Relationships...

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COM225 Notes Chapter 11: Intimate Relationships Meaning of intimacy o Intimacy not necessarily love o Intimacy not necessarily sex o In this book intimacy means: jointly created worlds of shared meaning o You could have an intimate relationship with a friend or sibling by this definition not just a sexual relationship with a romantic partner Kidd’s 3 visions of romantic relationships 1. Vision 1 (1950s and 1960s) Self sacrifice, avoid conflict, and emphasize togetherness 2. Vision 2 (1970s) Change & flexibility in relationships 3. Vision 3 (1980s & later) Negotiate balance in the relationship, partners were seen as equal 4. Vision 4 (now) Partners were seen as equal Conditions leading to intimacy o Physical proximity o Involvement in shared episodes o Liking o Perception of similarity o Similar behaviors lead to attitudinal similarity o Times, places, and calendar events o Being in the right place at the right time 3 events that often lead to “falling in love” 1.
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