Acquaintances, friends, professional, and intimate Relationship- interaction between two or more people Love- intense affection and warm feelings for another All people need relationships People who live without relationships sometimes suffer mental and physical health problems Learning to understand and get along with people is a critical skill
Realize no two relationships are the same Each partner in a relationship must have a positive self-image Love develops in stages. It cannot be rushed Stages of a relationship- Attraction Casual friendship Close friendship Intimate friendship Mature love
Respect each other Feel secure and comfortable Not violent with each other Can resolve problems Enjoy time together Support Privacy Trust Communication Have more good times then bad
Passionate love:_____infactuation, pleasure_______________________________ _____________________________________ Compassionate love:_____intimate, deep feelings of intimacy_______________________________ _______________________________________ _________________.
Characteristics of each? ______deep feelings_____________ _____grows over time______________ _____you love the person not the idea____________ ____________________ __________________ ___________________
Contact _____________________________________________ ________. Similar attitudes _____________________________________________ ___________. Common interest and experiences _____________________________________________ __.
Calling names, putting a person down Acts extremely jealous, even when innocent Apologizing for person’s behavior/ making excuses Always checking up on person Loses temper, breaks or hits things when mad If a person worries about making a partner mad or upset Giving up things that used to be important Weight, appearance or grade change injuries
5 needs that are satisfied by a successful marriage Intimacy Sexual gratification Shared responsibility Comfortable dependency security
Wrong reasons for marriage Parental pressure Social pressure Escape from an unhappy home Avoid loneliness Pregnancy 4 things expected from marriage - Economic partnership - Emotional support - Satisfying sex life - Individual growth and development
50/50 egalitarian Companionate Dual career Contract Alternatives Cohabitation Group marriage Single life Common law
What are a few marital issues? Poor choice? Cannot cope with continuing intimacy? Adaption to growth and changes in partner? Unrealistic expectations?