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The Happiness in Well-Developed Relationships
Family: Kid Tested, Mother Approved One of the original natural goals of humankind is to be happy. To each man, happiness can be defined in different ways: that high fleeting feeling like when one gets an A on the finals, that deeply rooted contentment from helping others, or perhaps a combination of both. Throughout histo...
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The Idea of Marriage as a Mutual Relationship and the Painful Divorce of My Father and Mother
In a marriage relationship, you’ve realize that you found your soulmate, the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. You’ve both decide to be there for each other from sickness, and endure with them until death. The idea of marriage is when two people, who are in love, are emotionally intertwined with one another....
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An Importance of Stable Relationship in People's Love Life
Communication Meets Relational Needs Do we really need relationships to be happy, especially lifelong mates? Sometimes it seems that all relationships do is cause stress and drama, and that it would just be better if we only worried about ourselves and gave up on humanity as a whole. But would we really be alright if we di...
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The Idea of Fitting in Takes Precedence over Truth and Objective Facts
“Our desire to conform is greater than our respect for objective facts,” Margaret Drabble once said. In other words, to most people, fitting in holds precedence over what we do or do not actually know to be true about something or someone. Although one may believe that our depth of knowledge and use of what we know trumps “...
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The Verbal Interaction Between Women and Men in the Book You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen
The book You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation is
an intellectual and multicultural phenomenon in the study of communication
that analyzes the verbal interaction between women and men. The author is
Deborah Tannen, an acclaimed author who works as a professor of linguistics
at the University of Georgetown...
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Why Brazil Has More Freedom in Distance of Personal Space
Personal space is the amount of space between you and another person that makes you feel comfortable being near her/him. Each individual has their own personal space. Furthermore, distance from strangers varies than distance from families and relatives. There are four zones of personal space: intimate zone, personal zone, s...
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Security and Desire in the Esther Perel Ted Talk
The two main points that stuck out to me while listening to Esther Perel Ted Talk, “The secret to desire in a long-term relationship” were security and desire. Perel does a great job of connecting the two different words and explaining what each mean to the individual and couples while making sense to how a couple can work....
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The Issues in the Relationship of Alice and Marc
Ex-Wife, Current Trouble Despite perceived compatibility, sometimes relationships don’t work out. Sometimes one party can be too controlling, while the other is too submissive. Occasionally, a third party can cause insecurity within the relationship. Finally, a lack of communication between the couple can cause a relations...
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Attachment Anxiety as a Perception of Conflict in Social Psychology
Relationships lie at the heart of the human experience and are vital to that of the fulfillment of an individual’s heart. The ideas of attachments in these close relationships are the main conception that in reality is essential to emotional life and the inclination to form these attachments are an integral part of human na...
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A Comparison of Online Dating and Meeting People in Person
It’s often said that meeting online is dangerous. Parent don't allow teens to get online and meet people, even with supervised contact. This often causes the teen to do it behind the parents back. Coming into dating as a fifteen year old girl I would always knock heads with my family when it came to dating. I often got onli...
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Forgiveness Can Help Mend Broken Relationships
Forgotten Friends“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” (Gandhi, 1958). I believe that forgiveness is an important aspect in every bodies life. I know that it is really emphasized in some religions, but even as a non-religious person I can understand it’s value and importance in relation...
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The Importance of Negotiation in a Successful Sexual Relationship
Negotiation is inherent in all sexual relationships. According to the Sexual Scripts as discussed by William Simon and John H. Gagnon, interpersonal scripts allow for individual interpretations of sex and sexuality in accordance to relevant cultural scenarios and particular preferences, therefore creating an infinite array...
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The Pros and Cons of Joining in a Discourse Community
Ain’t Nobody Messin’ With My Clique Two people, one language, one communication path. This is what we would define as a discourse community. While Dr. Tripp easily defined this for us, Ann Johns spent a good time dwelling on this fact of what a discourse community is. In her essay, “Discourse Communities and Communities of...
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The Importance of Commitment in Marriage
Should marriage be a lifelong commitment? Marriage is the legal bond that unites two people who love each other. It represents their wish to share a lifetime together in good times as well as in bad times. Marriage enables society to respect the relationship. However, whether marriage should be a lifelong commitment is a d...
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The Factors That Make a Romantic Relationship Work
Real World Paper #3 The question “how to make a romantic relationship work” and “what not to do in a romantic relationship” just sits there in my head. I have never been in a romantic relationship therefore I do not know from first hand how to make it work so I interviewed my older sister. She has been in a relationship fo...
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The Benefits of Being Other Oriented on the Communication in a Relationship
Being other oriented is, in my opinion, the best way to communicate with others. Being other oriented is vital to have a happy and healthy relationship with your partner. Becoming other oriented is a great way to communicate with your family, children, friends, and even strangers! I will explain later on why being other or...
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An Analysis of the Concept of Rhetorical Situation by Professor Richard E. Vatz
Vatz, Richard E. “The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation” Philosophy and Rhetoric 6. 3 (1973): 154-16—an article written by Professor Richard E. Vatz, a professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies at Towson University, that reasons with the concept of the rhetorical situation and the relevan...
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An Analysis of a Study on Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Building on, a Popular Dating Site
In the 2006 study I researched, “Self Presentation in Online Personals: The Role of Anticipated Future Interaction, Self-Disclosure, and Perceived Success in Internet Dating”, the authors tested interpersonal communication aspects of a relatively new online platform that seeks to help people find and develop romantic relat...
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Kerchoff's and Davis's Filter Model (FM) - A Theory of Relationship Development
The ‘Filter Model’ (FM) was proposed by Kerchoff and Davis. This theory argues that relationships develop through 3 filters, stating that different factors are important at different times. The first filter looks at demographic or social variables. Individuals tend to mix with those who go to school/ work, live in the same...
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Rollie and Duck's Model of Relationship Breakdown
Rollie and Duck’s model of breakdown attempts to explain the process in 6 steps. It begins with breakdown which involves dissatisfaction with how the relationship is conducted, thus leading to an intrapsychic process that’s characterised by brooding on the partner’s faults and the costs of the relationship. In the dyadic pr...
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A Grandmother's Letter to Newlyweds: The Role of Communication in Marriage
Congratulations Allan and Jennifer this letter is to help you learn essential communication skills. With education and learning interpersonal communication skills, I hope to pay it forward so you and Jennifer will not end up in the statistics of a failed marriage. As you may know, educators are focusing on communication ski...
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The Definition and Positive Side of Conflict
The word conflict is one that I rarely used in my vocabulary let alone partake in. And prior to my involvement in this course I always viewed conflict as a negative between people that directly correlated to how poor of communicators they were. But my opinion, though legitimate in reason, proved to be inaccurate because ins...
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Understanding My Conversation with My Partner with the Use of Conduit Container Theory
Social Interaction Paper Conduit Container Theory After recording and jotting down my conversation with my partner, most of what I asked and stated were well-received by the Conduit Container Theory. I was able to easily share my thoughts, despite some stuttering or pauses that can't be helped, with my partner because I e...
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The Importance of Gaining the Trust of Other People
In life we are presented with an unlimited amount of opportunities, but we must earn trust from our parents and others around us to condemn these chances. In life, we will make mistakes, and hopefully learn from them, to make ourselves better people. Trust is such an important word to me, because it is what helps us grow o...
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The Fuels to a Healthy and Romantic Relationship
Intimacy is not a subject of discussion within young adults when it should be. Keeping up with intimacy is vital to a healthy relationship. Breakups among young adults is due to disconnection with intimacy. When a relationship lacks lust, it is going to lack romance and intimacy. For a young relationship to thrive, levels o...
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