How Might The Way We Communicate In The Various Relationships We Have Influence Our Behavior

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Communication is important in relationships as it allows people to share interests, aspirations and concerns; support each other; organize lives and make decisions; and work together in caring for children as a team. Effective relationships are about the way people talk and listen, and about our body language. Everyone has different relationship. Some relationships are with family member, some are with friends and some are love relationships. Each relationship is different, and all relationship change over time as the people within them grow and develop. Moreover, relationships exhibit both form and function. Form refers to the recognized types of relationships acknowledged within particular cultural environment.... View More »

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Moreover, physical intimacy does not necessarily contain sexual or romantic dimension. For example, greeting hugs and kisses are other form of physical intimacy.
Additionally, sometimes intimacy comes from intellectual sharing when engage another person in an exchange of important ideas, a kind of closeness develops. Otherwise, simply discussing the midterm with one’s professor is not very likely to forge strong relational bonds. Exchanging important feelings and thoughts to others are likely to qualitatively enhance relationships. Emotional exchange allows people to provide ego or emotional support and providing comfort to others. It was found that both men and women are more likely to seek support from women than men because women are more likely to use highly person-centered emotional support strategies than men (Burleson, 2003, p. 19). Furthermore, shared activities could provide a way to achieve intimate state. Although shared activities does not guarantee intimacy, people who spend time together could develop unique ways of transform the relationship from an impersonal one that could be done with anyone to one with interpersonal qualities (Adler & Rodman, 2006, p. 194).
Although both men and women seek intimacy from their close relationships, there is a gender difference of valuing close relationships. Women value close relationships for their emotional and expressive qualities; whereas men primarily conceptualize close relationships in terms of their instrumental features (Burleson, 2003, p.5). It has commonly believed that women are better at developing and ...

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