Family Communication and Conflict pt 2

Family - Family Communication and Conflict Part Two Closeness we want agreement connection with the other person Independence we want personal

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Closeness – we want agreement / connection with the other person Independence – we want personal autonomy CONFLICT The process of interaction that results when the behavior of one person interferes with the behavior of another
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Conflict in Relationships Areas of conflict Money matters Secrecy Power Value systems Division of household labor Sex Tremendous trifles
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Constructive Conflict Constructive Conflict – builds relationships and fosters loyalty, commitment and intimacy How couples handle conflict determines marital longevity.
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Regulated Couples Use communication patterns that promote closeness and intimacy Validating Couple – empathetic, supportive, seldom express negative emotions Volatile Couple – charged with intense emotion, passion, romance, intense disputes but remain intimately connected Conflict-Minimizing Couple – avoid conflict, minimize significance of trouble, conflict kept below the surface
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course WOST 301 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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Family - Family Communication and Conflict Part Two Closeness we want agreement connection with the other person Independence we want personal

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