Forming Intimate Relationships
Characteristics of intimate relationships
o Behavioral interdependence
o Need fulfillment
o Emotional attachment
o Emotional availability
Intimate relationships are a means of need
o Social integr
Chapter 5: Sexuality
Sensuality: Awareness and feelings about
our body and other peoples bodies,
especially the body of your sexual partner.
Intimacy: The ability to be close to another
human being emotionally and to accept
closeness in return.
Why Health, Why Now?
Choosing healthy behaviors now will
provide immediate benefits.
Choosing health now will help bring
Why Should I Care? (4)
Personal Choices Influence Your Life
In 1900, over 30% of all deaths occurred
Psychological health stems from a
complex interaction among the mental,
emotional, social, and spiritual
dimensions of one's life.
Figure 2.1 (29)
Strength and resilience in these
dimensions will support your overall
What is Stress?
Stress: The mental, emotional, and
physiological response of the body to
any situation that is new, threatening,
frightening, or exciting.
A stressor is any physical, social, or
psychological event or condition that
causes the body to