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 intimate relationships are behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, an emotional availability. These characteristics are what define an intimate relationship. Behavioral interdependence is the mutual impact that people have on each other as their lives and daily activities intertwine. Need fulfillment is to fulfill the needs of intimacy, social integration, nurturance, assistance, and affirmation. Which are disclosing feelings, sharing confidences, and providing support and reassurance to each other. Emotional attachment is strong bonds or feelings of love by being emotionally or spiritually intimate with each other. Emotional availability is the ability to give to and receive from others emotionally without fear of being hurt or rejected. These characteristics are important to a healthy relationship development because basically, without all of these qualities you have nothing to base that relationship from, therefore, it is inexistent. Everyone “needs” someone to have some type of relationship with and whatever you would expect from the other person, you should be able to give as well. It is important to have behavioral interdependence so that both persons can grow from each other, in-turn, strengthening their relationship. The need fulfillment plays a roll of encouragement between two people, understanding each other, and being open to the other person’s feelings and thoughts. You need to have some type of emotional attachment to an...
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