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Unformatted text preview: The relationship is secure and mature enough People vary in their interpretation of self-disclosure One person’s biggest secret may not mean anything to another Talking about sexual behavior may be hard for one person, but normal for another Talking about the bad stuff Pain, negativity, scary feelings Risk is the greatest here – vulnerable to take risks Not intended to be unidirectional Self-disclosure develops through reciprocity Gifts A gift is a symbol of love… something you can hold in your hand and say, look, he was thinking of me Love letters, cards, kiss – can substitute for gifts What counts is the caring thought underlying the presentation of the gift The importance of shared of “recognized as different” attitudes towards gift giving cannot be overestimated Holidays can be ruined if a person feels ignored or discounted by lack of gifts or type of gift received...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2012 for the course COM 336 taught by Professor Larrynadler during the Spring '12 term at Miami University.
- Spring '12