Chapter 1 H_D_FS 1610 - 01
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HDFS 1610 Chapter 1 08262015 Characteristics of an intimate relationship Interdependence Consider each other special and unique 0 In uence each other 0 Mutual sexual passion Interdependence them mutual in uence two people have over each other Ex if one person moves away the other might consider it o Interdependence must work in bot h directions or bidirectionally Interdependence is necessary condition for intimacy o Necessary but not sufficient Interpersonal vs personal 0 Interpersonal formal and task oriented Personal relatively informal and engage us at a deeper emotional level 0 Intimate relationships occur not just between two interdependent people but two people who treat one another as unique individuals From personal relationships to close relationships 0 Not all personal relationships are intimate ones 0 Close relationship quali es interdependent and personal relationships further 0 We understand closeness by strength and diversity of the in uences that partners have over one another From close relationships to intimate relationships 0 An intimate relationship is close where closeness is understood to mean strong frequent and diverse forms of mutual in uence Importance of intimate relationships 0 Basic feature of who we are as human beings o This capacity for intimacy contributes to our ability to regulate our emotions and adapt to the world in which we live 0 Consequences Determine the survival of our species Expand our range of emotional experience survival of our species universal O inti product of natural selection 0 led to advanced tness biological systems within out body respond in systematic ways to what is happening in our intimate relationships human experience Pair Bonds relationship between two people who have some degree of emotional and or practical investment in one another with often the purpose of reproduction motivated by love and mutual attraction Cohabitation living together without being married Experience of love differs across cultures 0 Young adults in America and china identify the same basic emotions and categorize positive and negative emotions the same way except in the case of love oAmericans positive with mutual happiness o Chinese negatively tinged with unrequited feelings o Child birth patterns are changing since marriage is no longer viewed as a prerequisite for becoming a parent 16 children were born with unmarried parents in 1982 now 13 children are born with unmarried parents mate relationships expand our range of emotional experience passionate love marked more by infatuation intense preoccupation with the partner strong sexual longing throes of ecstasy and feelings of hilaration that come from being reunited with the partner companionate love potent feelings diminished but are enriched by feelings of attachment an authentic and enduring bond a sense of mutual commitment the profound knowledge that you are caring for another person who is in turn caring for you feeling proud of a mates accomplishments and the satisfaction that comes from sharing goals and perspectives relationships on mental health subjective well being how happy we are generally in life 0 linked between various aspects of our intimate relationships 0 relationship status relates to subjective well being 0 relationship quality how well they judge their relationship to be relationship transitions movement into and our of partnerships another way that intimate relationships are linked with subjective well being 0 selection effect when groups of people differmarried and unmarried people not because of something special about the groups they are in but because of the people who choose to enter those groups 0 people who are happier are more likely to marry than to stay single protection effects something about the experience itself produces protective bene ts or advantages 0 goo relationships bene t mental health comes from studies of couples therapy and unhappy couples can be randomly assigned to experiences designed to improve relationships people who are in good relationships have more money more sex and better health and that they are thus happier with their lives 7 essential attributes of love desire wanting to be united with the partner physically and emotionally idealization believing the partner is unique and special joy experience very strong positive emotions preoccupation thinking a lot about the partner and having little control over when these thoughts occur proximity taking steps to maintain to restore physical closeness emotional contact with the partner prioritizing giving the relationship more importance than other interests and responsibilities caring experiencing and expressing feelings of empathy and compassion for the partner correation with sex life and happiness social control theory link between intimate relationships and the broader social impact of individuals actions social relationships organize and regulate how individuals behave such that fewer weaker or poorer relationships increase the occurrence of deviant behavior effect occurs because relationships encourage individuals to internalize and abide by societal norms in part because people incur personal costs and sanctions when these norms are violated when relationships dissolve the accumulated costs to society are high main points six key reasons support the contention that intimate relationships are an important and even essential topic of study intimate relationships re ect and evolved and therefore biological capacity to nurture others they are universal across all known cultures intimate relationships expand our repertoire of emotional experiences in positive and negative emotions they can affect the physical and emotional health of relationship partners intimate relationships can in uence the physical and emotional well being of children they can affect society at large by discouraging crime and promoting conformity to social norms intimate relationships are fundamental to who we are as humans and pervasive in their effects and those around us
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