Baxter - Baxter and Rawlins say that there are three...

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Baxter and Rawlins say that there are three dialectical forces that must be in balance for the relationship to be successful. The dialectical forces are called expressive-protective, autonomy- togetherness, and the novelty-predictability dialectics. Expressive-protective dialectic involves a balance to share personal information and the need to a little privacy. Autonomy-togetherness dialectic describes how interdependent they want to be with each other. There needs to a balance of togetherness and being apart from each other. Novelty-predictability dialectic is how individuals interact with each other and they fall into patterns of behavior. After time these behaviors become predictable and they spend most of their time repeating old routines. This behavior can be positive and it can be negative. How is your communication different when you first meet a stranger, when you get to know the person and find something in common, and when you get to be good friends? When I first meet someone I am very shy and closed off because I am scared of what they may
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course COM 321 taught by Professor As during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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