Healthy Interpersonal Relationships Worksheet
Use your textbook to answer the following questions. You are not required to respond in essay format. You may use short-answer responses, including lists, to answer these questions.
1. What are the characteristics of intimate relationships? What are behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability? Why is each important in relationship development?
The characteristics of an intimate relationship are behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability. Behavioral interdependence is the mutual impact we have on each other in our relationship. Our need for fulfillment is being able to share intimacy, social integration, nurturance, assistance, and affirmation. Emotional attachment and emotional availability is the feeling of love that there are different types of intimacy, and to be able to give to others emotional without the fear of being rejected. Each one of these are important in relationship development because they are the bases to beginning to a good relationship. When you are missing one or more of these characteristics your relationship can fail.
2. What problems might form barriers to intimacy? What actions can you take to reduce or remove these barriers?
Miscommunication, dysfunctional family background, and jealousy are some barriers to intimacy. I think that communication is a big part in reducing or removing these barriers. I have a very dysfunctional family and do not let that stop me from trying to have a intimate relationship with someone. I communicate to them about all the things that I have gone through in hopes that they will communicate back with me the things that they have gone through. Jealousy is a hard one there are several reason why a person can be jealous of the other person. If you deal with the issues that you may have about being...