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, Need Fulfillment- psychological needs, Emotional Attachment- strong bonds, and Emotional Availability- the ability to give and receive from others emotionally without fear of being hurt or rejected. All of these are important because you have to listen to each other and be patient as well as have good communication skills. Being able to communicate opens up the availability to have a strong bond between one another and fulfill each other’s needs. Your behavior towards one another plays an important role in a relationship because it could hurt your relationship or help maintain your relationship.

2. What problems might form barriers to intimacy? What actions can you take to reduce or remove these barriers? Not communicating with each other, not expressing your needs and feelings. Remaining calm during heated situations and taking the time out to understand where the other person is coming from. Communicating more with each other about your needs and feelings and being patient with one another.

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? Respect, trust, and intimacy are elements of a healthy relationship. The warning signs to be aware of trouble are insecurity, possessiveness, and dishonesty. These things can lead to heart...
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