Psyc 3110 Maintaining Relationships

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Maintaining Intimate  Relationships  
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Definition: Relational Maintenance 4 part definition: Keeping a relationship in  Existence In a specific state or condition In satisfactory condition In repair
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Common behaviors used to  maintain relationships 1. Openness/Routine talk Talking and listening to one another 2. Positivity Making interactions pleasant and enjoyable 3. Assurances Giving assurance about commitment 4. Supportiveness Social support and encouragement Social support and encouragement
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Common behaviors, continued 5. Avoidance Avoiding discussions of certain issues 6. Joint activities Engaging in activities together 7. Romance/Affection Revealing positive, caring feelings 8. Task sharing 9. Social Networking Spending time with each other’s social  network
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10. Mediated Communication 10. Mediated Communication Cards, letters, phone calls, e-mail Cards, letters, phone calls, e-mail 11. Humor Inside jokes, laughing together 12. Balance Keeping the relationship fair 13. Antisocial
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