Week 6_CheckPoint_Relationship Characteristics

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SCI/164, Week 6 CheckPoint Relationship Characteristics Read Chapter 5 of your text, Health: The Basics , by Rebecca Donatelle Answer the following questions: 1. According to p. 117 in Ch. 5 of the textbook, what are the four characteristics that define intimate relationships? Why does building relationships involve a degree of risk? The four characteristics that define intimate relationships are: behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability. Each of these characteristics may be related to interactions with family, close friends, and romantic partners. All relationships involve a degree of risk because it requires you to open yourself to others, which carries the risk of hurt or rejection. However, only by taking these risks can we grow and truly experience all that life has to offer. 2. Refer to Table 5.2 on p. 132 in Ch. 5 of the textbook. What are three characteristics of a healthy relationship? Why is it important
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Unformatted text preview: to be aware of the unhealthy characteristics of a relationship? Three characteristics of a healthy relationship are: Loving and taking care of yourself before and while in a relationship; Respecting individuality, embracing differences, and allowing each person to be themselves; and Doing things with friends and family and having activities independent of each other. It is important to be aware of the unhealthy characteristics of a relationship so you can take action to change behaviors. By noticing signs ahead of time you may save and enhance your relationship. 3. According to p. 119 in Ch. 5 of the textbook, there are bonds that are common to both friends and lovers. What are the five common bonds? The five common bonds that are common to both friends and lovers are: Nurturance, Enhancement of Personal Well-Being, Mutual Regard, Mutual Trust, and Security. Submit completed CheckPoint as an attachment in your Individual Forum....
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