The theory describes the break up of relationship as a reverse penetration

The theory describes the break up of relationship as

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The theory describes the break-up of relationship as a reverse penetration process in which both parties methodically seal off inner layers of their lines and slowly drift apart. Betsy Tolstedt a Chicago psychologist analyzed the conservation of long-term romantic partners at the time when their relationships were falling apart and discovered that feelings of pain and anger caused the process of breaking up to be more chaotic than the theory said.
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3.0 APPLICATION OF THEORY IN SPECIFIC CONTEXT In this scenario, Akmal is so excited when his best friend invites him to his brother's wedding party. At the party, he observed various kinds of conversations. At the open table, contact new acquaintance contacts and share their music selections. The couple at the second table talked about their political views. Old friends discuss their feelings about the difficult family situation. Meanwhile, the spouses are sitting quietly make comments sometimes about other guests and laugh in silence in agreement. Another couple, smiling angry, sitting from another guest, refused to talk to each other. So, how come the social penetration theory can be relates with this scenario in the context of human communication? Throughout the festival, Akmal has been acquainted and chatted with many friends especially with new friends. As such, it can be said that the longer we become acquainted or interpersonal communication, the more we can know the content of our acquaintances, not only that, the more one knows about others, then communication will be more personal and closer. For example, each expressed interest in the choice of music he was interested in. Furthermore, it is possible that external matters will be told to new acquaintances such as interests, hobbies and so on. Typically, the result of fast communication takes place at the introductory public stage, but becomes slow after reaching the middle layer, which is like telling a difficult family story. The possible process is reversal, which is most likely that Akmal will not reprimand his friends because of telling about the real thing about their family and already know about their family's real temperament. Besides, from this scenario we can conclude that Akmal was able to get closer and get to know his old and new friends by communicating. Thus, Akmal also hear his friends telling each other about their family problems that they have facing. As for the speed of self- disclosure, Altman and Taylor were convinced that the process of social penetration moves a lot faster in the beginning stages of a relationship and slows considerably. In other words, penetration is rapid at the start but slows down quickly as the tightly wrapped inner layers are reached. Those who can develop a long-term, positive reward or cost outcome are the same people who are able to share important matches of breadth categories. The early
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reward or cost assessment have a strong impact on the relationship's reactions and
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  • Winter '20
  • Interpersonal relationship, Irwin Altman, Dalmas Taylor

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