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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...
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...
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...
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...
An Analysis of a Study on Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Building on Match.com, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...