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Healthy Relationships and Sexuality Chapter 5 September 23, 2010
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Characterizing & Forming Intimate Relationships Behavioral interdependence Mutual impact that we have on each other Can become stronger as time goes on Need fulfillment Intimacy Social integration Nurturance Assistance Affirmation
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Emotional attachment Feelings of love Emotional availability Give and receive emotionally without fear of being hurt or rejected Characterizing & Forming Intimate Relationships
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Two concepts that are important to any good relationship Self Nurturance Loving yourself before you can love someone else Learning how to function emotionally and how to nurture yourself through life’s situations Lifelong task Accountability Responsible for your own decisions, choices and actions Characterizing & Forming Intimate Relationships
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Families (family of origin) Roots of our identity and self Developed during childhood Relationships with parents and other family members Gender roles Culturally expected pattern of behavior and attitudes based on whether we are male or female Style of attachment Established in infancy Formulation of friendships Characterizing & Forming Intimate Relationships
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Friendship Characteristics Enjoyment Respect Acceptance Mutual Assistance Mutual Trust Confiding Understanding Spontaneity Should have identified roles and boundaries
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Beyond Friendship Characteristics related to passion and caring Fascination Exclusiveness Sexual desire Giving the utmost Being a champion or advocate
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What is Love? Most basic and profound human emotions. Encompasses opposites: Affection and anger Excitement and boredom Stability and change Bonds and freedom Love does not give us perfect happiness, but it does give our lives meaning. Positive factors that draw people together
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What is Love? Two Types of Love Companionate Secure trusting attachment similar to what we have for our family and close friends Passionate State of high arousal filled with the ecstasy of being loved and agony of being rejected
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Theories of Love Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love Helen Fisher
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