Intimate Relationships

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English 315
September 15, 2012
Emotions occur in relationships. There are many different types of relationships, including intimate, friendly, and family relationships. The type of relationship I am going to focus on is an intimate relationship. This is one of the most interesting types of relationships because there are many different feelings and emotions that occur ranging from happiness to sadness, excitement to anger, and feeling “in love” to feeling “out of love.” When they begin, most romantic relationships involve a lot of happiness. In the initial stages, the lovers share information about one another. After a while each person notices things that make each other feel angry. For example,
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This suggests that people such as musicians can get over their breakups as long as it is not a depression they are experiencing. Short-term emotions are different than being in a depression since it is long-term.
Relating to emotions in the music videos is a concept coming straight from William James, in Understanding Emotions that explains why these songs are being written. This is explained because he stated that emotions stem from personal experiences. There is no better way to describe where emotions are seen the most, except for in a relationship that does not work out.
Another concept from Understanding Emotions came from Goffman and Hochschild that talked about how we take on roles to fulfill our social obligations. Clarkson and Swift relate to this by their presentation of their music videos. Dramatic presentations are what Goffman and Hochschild use to describe our social obligations. In both music videos they present clips of anger, happiness, and strength. Their music video is being played out, which relates to Goffman and Hochschild’s views on how we present our emotions Speaking from my perspective, watching my roommates struggle in a relationship makes it seem as if it is difficult to break up with the first person you have ever been intimate with. You become emotionally attached to the other person and addicted to the happiness, excitement, sadness and pain that
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