Presentation on theme: "Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Communication"— Presentation transcript:
1Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Communication Chapter FourLove, Intimacy, and Sexual Communication
2Historical Perspectives Arrange MarriagesDowriesBundlingMarriage for Love and Intimacy
3Establishing Early Intimacy Field of EligiblesPhysical AttractivenessThe “Beautiful is Better” BiasThe Effect of MediaThe Matching HypothesisProximityProximity EffectMere Exposure EffectSimilarityFlirtingReciprocity of AttractionEncourage students to complete the Self-Discovery Your Field of Eligibles activity on page 99.
4John Lee’s Styles of Love The Six StylesEros LoveLudus LoveStorge LoveMania LovePragma LoveAgape LoveCombining Love StylesEncourage students to complete the Self-Discovery Styles of Love Scale activity on page 107.Encourage students to view Table 4.1: Compatibility of Love Styles in Relationships..
5John Lee’s Styles of Love (cont.) Encourage students to view Table 4.1: Compatibility of Love Styles in Relationships..
6Robert Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love The Three ComponentsIntimacyPassionCommitment
7Robert Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love Possible Combinations of the Three ComponentsLiking (I)Infatuation (P)Empty Love (C)Romantic Love (I & P)Fatuous Love (P &C)Companionate Love (I &C)Consummate Love (I, P & C)Applying the Triangular TheoryEncourage students to complete the Self-Discovery The Triangle of Your Love activity on page 113.
8Communication In Love Relationships Self-Disclosure: How Much Should You Reveal About Yourself?Behavioral Attributions: Why Did You Do That?Relationship-enhancing AttributionsDistress-maintaining AttributionsPatterns of Effective CommunicationValidating CommunicationVolatile CommunicationConflict-avoiding Communication
9Communication In Love Relationships (cont.) Communication Warning SignsCriticismContemptDefensivenessStonewallingImproving CommunicationUnderstanding Intimate Communication: Six “Simple Truths”Enhancing Intimate Communication: Five “Rules”Encourage students to complete the Self-Discovery Guidelines for Sexual Communication activity on page 127.
10Sexual Communication Sexual Self-disclosure Barriers Lack of InformationEmbarrassmentInsecurity About Using the Right WordsSexual TaboosFear of JudgmentFear of RejectionStrategies for Improving Sexual Communication
11Losing Love: Ten Reasons Why Relationships Fail Lack of Self-knowledgeAcceptance of Sexual Myths and StereotypesIneffective CommunicationImbalances of Decision-making PowerLow Self-esteem, Insecurity and Lack of Self-confidenceIsolationFailing to Keep Promises, Lying, or CheatingExcessive Jealousy (Normal vs. Delusional)Control IssuesViolence
12Abusive and Violent Relationships Types of Relationship AbusePhysicalVerbalEmotionalIn Touch with Your Sexual Health: Signs of Relationship AbuseSigns That You May Have an Abusive PartnerSigns That You May Be an Abusive PartnerEncourage students to complete the In Touch with Your Sexual Health: Signs of Relationship Abuse activity on page 134.Direct students to Table 4.2: Warning Signs of a Potential Abuser.
13Abusive and Violent Relationships (cont.) Direct students to Table 4.2: Warning Signs of a Potential Abuser.
14The Cycle of Violence and Abuse The Honeymoon Phase and/or the Beginning of the RelationshipThe Tension-building PhaseExplosionReturn to the Honeymoon Phase
15Getting Out and Moving On Leaving a Violent RelationshipThe Temptation to Go BackSelf-Discovery Your Criteria for a Healthy, Nonabusive RelationshipWhat Qualities Do You Require?What Characteristics Are Unacceptable?Loving AgainEncourage students to complete the Self-Discovery Your Criteria for a Healthy, Nonabusive Relationship activity on page 137.