1. Family Life Now
a. Before you walk down the aisle, you must know in your heart that
marriage and everything that comes with it, is truly what you want.
b. We change. Families change. We grow. And the everything we
expected in o
1. Companionate Love: Experiencing Love as a Commitment
a. Its not uncommon for us to question whether our experiences with
love are real love or true love.
i. Companionate Love
1. Its not uncommon for relationships t
1. Family Communication, Conflict, and Forgiveness
a. There are potentially rough seas ahead as we moved in and through
the uncharted water of interpersonal communication.
2. The Communication Process
a. Process implies progressio
1. What is Love, Actually?
a. Most over used word in the English language
b. We tend use the word love when we really mean we prefer something
or enjoy something or like to be in someones company.
2. Love as a Prototy
1. Destructive Conflict
a. The dispute or conflict may have been successfully resolved so that the
relationship was able to change, adjust to the stress, and subsequently
deepen loyalty, commitment, and intimacy levels.
i. Denial e
Chapter three outline
a. Putting Symbolic interaction into Action: Assigning and Sharing
i. Examine a number of family issues.
ii. Family communication interactions lend themselves to the use
of Symbolic Interaction theory
Chapter two Outline
1. Understanding Families through Research and Theory
i. When examining social and individual processes by engaging in
and using methods beyond logic, common sense, intuition, or
reason alone, we engage in scien
1. Our emotions are almost always accompanied by overt physical displays.
2. Facial expressions, motions of the body, eye contact, patterns of touch,
expressive movements, hand gestures, the spatial arrangem