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Unformatted text preview: Michelle Praxmarer COMM 2500: 11 am Discussion Questions for Wood: Don’t You Want to Spend Time with Me Anymore?: Understanding the Autonomy-Connection Dialectic 1. What is a relational dialectic? Why does tension from dialectics arise in relationships? A relational dialectic is the contradiction between two impulses, desires, or needs. Because they are contradictory, they generate tension that people often times misunderstand. The tension between these two forces is interdependent—the result affects the cause just as much as the cause affects the result. 2. According to the reading, are tensions normal or not? Do they ever go away? Tensions are completely normal—every relationship has them. The dissolution of a relationship could often times be from the perception that they can go away. Understanding how to deal with them when they’re presented is essential to every...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course COMM 3300 taught by Professor Vogelaar,a during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.
- Spring '08