Week 6 Day 7 - 1 What are the characteristics of intimate relationships What are behavioral interdependence need fulfillment emotional attachment

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1. What are the characteristics of intimate relationships? What are behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability? Why is each important in relationship development? The characteristics of an intimate relationship are behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability. Behavioral interdependence refers to the mutual impact the people have on each others lives and daily activity intertwine. Intimate relationships also fulfill psychological needs and so are means of need fulfillment. Emotional attachment are feeling of love. Emotional availability is the ability to give and receive from others emotionally without the fear of being hurt or rejected. Each of these characteristics is important because they relate to our interactions with our family, close friends, and romantic partners. 2. What problems might form barriers to intimacy? What actions can you take to reduce or remove these barriers? Some of the barriers are lack of personal identity, emotional immaturity, and a poorly developed
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course ENGLISH 155 taught by Professor Kalayeh during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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