Unformatted text preview: Nurturing communication occurs when participants exchange messages that are caretaking of the relationship – messages that indicate that the relationship is valued Involves emotional closeness and open conversation Relational Culture People in strong, highly developed interpersonal relationships eventually create their own relational culture. Relational culture – a private world of rules, understandings, meanings, and patterns of acting and interpreting that partners create for their relationship They are constructed, maintained, or changed through communication. A strong relational culture is the hallmark of an intense, interpersonal relationship....
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- Spring '12
- Interpersonal relationship, relational culture, Patterns Communication