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Week 6 discussion 1 Post a 150- to 300-word response to the following discussion question by clicking on Reply: According to p. 117 if the textbook, what are the four characteristics that define intimate relationships? Why does building relationships involve a degree of risk? There are four characteristics that define an intimate relationship. The characteristics of an intimate relationship include an enduring behavioral interdependence, repeated interactions, emotional attachment and need fulfillment. Intimate relationships include friendships, dating relationships, spiritual relationships, and marital relationships and there are individual differences in both the quality and quantity of these relationships. Several stages in intimate relationships have been identified: the beginning or development stages, relational maintenance and repair or forgiveness, relational stressors such as conflict and betrayal, and relational termination for example models of dissolution. Building relationships involves a degree of risk, because there's always the
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