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a. Explain the difference between passionate and companionate love. b. How do these types of love change over time in a relationship? ANS: Suggested answer: A. Passionate love is a state of intense longing and sexual desire. Companionate love is a strong commitment to care for and support a partner. B. People experience passionate love early in relationships. Companionate love develops slowly over time because it is based on friendship, trust, respect, and intimacy. In long relationships, passionate love evolves into companionate love. DIF: Moderate OBJ: 11.4c MSC: Understanding NOT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology | APA Goal 4, Communication 15. Describe two ways that will strengthen your romantic relationship and make it more positive. ANS: Suggested answer:
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You can avoid the four interpersonal styles that lead to discord and dissolution: being overly critical, holding the partner in contempt, being defensive, and mentally withdrawing from the relationship. You can also express concern for each other even while disagreeing, stay relatively calm, and try to see the other’s point of view, and deliver criticism lightheartedly and playfully. You also can tend to overlook bad behavior or respond constructively (via accommodation). Finally, happy couples attribute good outcomes to each other and bad outcomes to situations. DIF: Moderate OBJ: 11.4d MSC: Understanding NOT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology | APA Goal 2, Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking | APA Goal 4, Communication
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