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1 Intimacy & Dating Relationships
Intro to Wellness

2 In to me see: sharing who we are with another person; ability to feel vulnerable with someone and still feel safe; emotional connection Four Domains of Intimacy Cognitive or Intellectual Experiential Emotional Physical What is intimacy?

3 Cognitive or Intellectual Intimacy
Exchange thoughts, ideas, & opinions Cognitive or Intellectual Intimacy

4 Experiential Intimacy
Involvement in mutual activities Experiential Intimacy

5 Share feelings, empathize, understand each other
Emotional Intimacy

6 Physical closeness, touching, sexual activity
Physical Intimacy

7 Stages of Dating Relationships
Infatuation Short-term, intense attraction to someone new Based on physical, sexual attraction, status, personality Think about the other person all the time, spend all your free time with the other person and not with other friends, go out of your way to see the other person, don't want to hear anything negative about the other person, tend to make high risk choices, seeing the person as perfect, obsession Many times infatuation will end as a new person becomes object of desire Other times infatuation may mature as people get to know each other over time Stages of Dating Relationships

8 Stages of Dating Relationships
Discovery The initial excitement of being together is subdued so you can discover who the other person really is You and your partner figure out each other’s quirks and things that bug you Figure out things that you like and respect about the other person You may discover that you are not right for each other after the infatuation has worn off Stages of Dating Relationships

9 Stages of Dating Relationships
Commitment The relationship is settled, you know that you are together Share similar values, beliefs, interest, personality There is a concern for well-being of the other Relationship is built on trust and communication Stages of Dating Relationships

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