Healthy Interpersonal Relationships

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Appendix F

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? Behavioral interdependence-refers to the mutual impact

that people have on each other as their lives and daily activities intertwine, need fulfillment-Intimacy—someone with whom we can share our feelings freely; Social integration—someone with whom we can share

worries and concerns; Nurturance—someone whom we can take care of and who will take care of us; Assistance—someone to help us in times of need; Affirmation—someone who will reassure us of our own worth and tell us that we matter , emotional attachment-feelings of love, and emotional availability-.the ability to give to and receive from others emotionally without fear of being hurt or rejected. They are important in relationship development in order for a relationship to be successful.

2. What problems might form barriers to intimacy? What actions can you take to reduce or remove these barriers?

Low self-esteem, fear of rejection, fear of intimacy, or an unclear identity can be barriers to intimacy. You can get to know yourself as a person, what your likes and dislikes are, know your partner and not relate everything to sex. Being intimate without having sex. Enjoy each other in other ways, build the trust first.

3. What are the common elements of healthy relationships? What are some common warning signs of trouble? What actions can you take to improve your own interpersonal relationships? Intimacy—someone with whom we can share our feelings freely Social integration—someone with whom we can share worries...
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