Chapter 1 Why Study Intimate Relationships?
Characteristics of an Intimate Relationship
4 Criteria Define Intimate Relationship
o consider each other special and unique
o influence each other
HDFS 3930 In-Class Notes
Why might I assign you to read this article?
o Understanding where were coming from
o Post women returning to workforce
o Sociocultural significance based on time
o Research on relations
1/10: The Basics
Good things in a relationship
o Functional conflict management strategies
How you fight vs. how your partner fights
o 67% of couple conflict is not fixable because its related to seeing the world differently
Why stay after they cheat or do something crappy?
o Pregnant with child
o You have stuff together
Consciences personality type
Fear of rejection