Interpersonal Communication May 19, 2011 Relationship Analysis When this assignment was given out, I instantly knew exactly what relationship I wanted to analyze: my ex-boyfriend’s and my relationship. It might sound like an odd relationship to choose, seeing as he is an ex, and it might not sound like a good starting point,
Relational Deterioration While reading chapter two, the section of Relational Deterioration in the text spoke to me. Recently, I dealt with a situation in my life that was similar to this topic. The part that reached out to me the most was when the text stated, “…. researchers found a correlation between social network use, marital dissatisfaction, and divorce” (48). However, I know my spouse is not in any engagement with another women and having an affair, just much of his time is spent on the phone at home.
The study hypothesize that CSA survivors would have difficulty forming secure, intimate, nonabusive relationships and that CSA survivors are at risk for depression in low quality intimate relationships. Despite the overall quality of their intimate relationships, those that were severely abused reported feeling more anxious about their attachment to their partners (Aube, Judd & Whiffen, 1999). The partner that had a history of sexual abuse reported feeling unloved and abandoned by their partner but at the same time they felt like they could depend on them when they needed them. In adult attachment theory, this states that the survivor is experiencing an anxious attachment style. A limitation of this study was that they sampled women that were
life is stupidly hard sometimes, and only made harder when we pass 18 and have to make our own significant choices. It used to be that society and our parents shaped our futures and even pushed us in the direction they wanted us to succeed in, however hard I
In the play Fences by August Wilson, Troy Maxson is the protagonist and can be portrayed as a meticulous, amusing, and dependable character. Rose Maxson is Troy’s younger wife and she is depicted as faithful, affectionate towards her children and husband, and iron-willed. Troy and Rose have been together for eighteen years and have a marriage that even the most cheerful people would envy; they can count on one another, they share jokes and laughs, and they have worked hard together to earn the things they have. Although their marriage seems well-built and joyful, this picture of bliss soon diminishes when Rose Maxson discovers a secret happening that her husband has been keeping from her. The audience or reader can see there has been an
Basic Processes of a Relationship: Attachment and Divorce Introduction (5 points) Pitch perfect is a modern comedic musical, which follows the journey of one college girl, Beca, through her membership of an all-girls acapella group. Through her experiences in acapella, she meets a man, Jesse, who is in their rival acapella group, and they exhibit an initial attraction towards each other. In this scene, Beca displays playful fighting and touching with Jesse with obvious signs of affection and gratitude for bailing her out jail. However, this emotion suddenly switches when she finds out he did not bail her out, he called her dad to. Beca became very defensive and independent once she knew her dad was there. Her severe very negative reaction
Step three: Change the course of your relationship. To restore love you must change your negative attitude. It's time to bury the hatchet and start over. Leave bad feelings behind and start fresh.
The Hills of Relationships: Why Relationships Fail In today’s society, a serious, committed relationship is a major goal that many try to achieve. Many individuals go out of their way to find their perfect match, their other half. Once a person has found their significant other, they develop a set
I visited my long distance boyfriend a few times after he came out of the hospital. He was very different from the man I knew before. He became sullen, introspective and worst of all violent toward me. Over a year his behaviour toward me became worse. After one particular WhatsApp conversation I couldn’t take it anymore and I broke it off. Two and a half years wasted on a man who, at one moment, treated me like a queen, and at another, nearly broke my spirit.
The Decline of Lasting Relationships in America When the going gets tough, the tough get divorced. Consequently, many of American relationships are doing just that at alarming rates. The impact of deteriorating relationships is not only felt on an emotional level but on a financial level as well. Families and employers suffer from the emotional distraction and lost work hours. America has been wounded with the decline in a strong family value system not being instilled in today’s youth as it has been by previous generations. Therefore, not being fully committed to a relationship, mature enough to be open and honest, or determined to make sound decisions will increase the probability of a failed relationship.
In this relationship, I felt like I couldn’t speak my mind; if I did, I felt like I would get punished for it in one way or another. I walked on eggshells and quickly learned to tiptoe around issues or concerns within our relationship. I felt like my feelings, thoughts, and opinions were never validated, no matter how I tried to communicate; conversations, texts, letters, I tried everything but I was still brushed off most of the time and never had his undivided attention, no matter how important the issue was to me. I couldn’t talk about my feelings, if I were to bring up something regarding how I felt, he would quickly become upset and this would manifest itself in many different ways, whether he’d be combative, judgmental, dismissive, frighteningly aggressive, or
This is the first step towards repairing a relationship, and that is deciding if the effort
We only wanted to spend time with each other, making social relationships outside ours difficult. Spending so much time together brought our first conflicts. I soon learned topical boundaries when bringing up other guys or discussing our different religions made John angry and uncomfortable. Conversations ended abruptly and we did not revisit the sensitive topics until much later. As our relationship moved beyond involvement, his protective instincts overpowered everything. I initially welcomed this protection as a sign of caring since I always wanted a boyfriend to protect me from conflict, just like in the movies. However, this overprotective trend stifled me whenever my communications with another guy made John jealous and upset. He tested my feelings for him by manipulating guilt when I looked in the direction of another guy, for whatever reason. At the time, I ignored his jealousy because my strong feelings for him overshadowed my needs as an individual. Looking back, I realize our involvement intensified throughout this period of our relationship, for better and worse.
Initial contact came the After our relationship moved beyond involvement, his protective instincts overpowered everything. I actually welcomed this protection as a sign of his caring for me since I always wanted a guy to protect me from conflict, just like in the movies. However, this overprotection stifled me and made me feel guilty whenever my communications with another guy made John jealous and angry. He tested my feelings for him by making me feel guilty about even looking in the direction of other guys. At the time, I ignored his jealousy because my strong feelings for him overshadowed my own needs as an individual. Looking back, I realize our involvement actually intensified, for the better and the worse.
For many people the dark side of an unhealthy relationship it is unknown. It is definitely something that is not portrayed in fairy tales. Little girls dreamed about their prince charming and look forward to the day they can live their happily ever after. Unfortunately, in today’s world domestic abuse has become more and more common in our society. “It is estimated that one-third of the world’s women will endure an abusive relationship during their lifetime1. In the novel “Safe Haven” the author uses symbols, characterization and imagery to illustrate a woman in fear of her abusive relationship and her ultimately need to run away and find her true safe haven.