Checkpoint - Relationship Characteristics

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Lori J. Babler SCE164/Shannon Martin Checkpoint: Relationship Characteristics According to our text, Chapter 5the four characteristics that define intimate relationships are behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment and emotional availability. Relationships at any level involve risks because there are no guarantees that the relationship will last or remain healthy. When becoming involved in any type of relationship, we are opening ourselves and our emotions up and becoming vulnerable to another human being. Without the guarantees that the relationship will be lasting and healthy is considered a risk. Table 5.2 of our text describes the characteristics of a healthy relationship. Some of these are expressing and listening to each other’s feelings, needs and desires, trusting one another,
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Unformatted text preview: having activities with friends and family outside of the relationship, and respecting each others privacy. It is important to recognize the unhealthy characteristics of a relationship so that if any of these come into play at any time in the relationship, certain steps can be taken to either resolve them or end the relationship. According to our text there are five common bonds involved in relationships. Those bonds are nurturance, enhancement of personal well-being, mutual regard, mutual trust and security. In my opinion, without all five of these bonds, a relationship is not a completely healthy relationship....
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