Relationship Analysis Essay

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Module 4/ Assignment 2: Reflection Paper 1

Module 4/ Assignment 2: “Relationship Analysis” Reflection Paper

Raymond Martin

Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 24, 2009

Module 4/ Assignment 2: Reflection Paper 2 The type of relationship I will be analyzing is my friendship with Jeremy Orner. The relationship model that best describes this relationship would be the one developed by Mark Knapp (Knapp & Vangelisti, 2006) who broke down relationship development into ten steps. This model explains friendship throughout our ten years as friends, so far we have been through 9 of the ten steps; Initiating, Experimenting, Intensifying, Integrating, Bonding, Differentiating, Circumscribing, Stagnating, and Avoiding,
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We started to talk and find out more about each other, as we talked, we found out that we had a lot of similarities. We both like muscle cars, we had the same ideas and beliefs about what the “dream car” would look like, what kind of motor, and how much hp (horsepower) it should have, it was a smoke black 1969 Camaro SS with red racing strips and a blown 502 Merlin big-block pushing out 1500 hp. We talked about this car for a few hours, then Jeremy and Justin said that I am welcomed to stop by and hangout anytime, because I was the only one who could “hang with them”( drink as much and not pass out) at a party. After that night I started to hangout more and more with Jeremy and Justin drinking and getting to know each other, we started to become good friends.

Intensifying As our friendship progressed, we started hanging out more and more, going to parties together, doing favors like borrowing money from each other, he would buy the beer one night and I would would buy the next night. This was about the time when we started to plan a trip we called the “Cali Cruise” witch was we would build and restore a 1981 Pontiac Trans AM. Then we would take two weeks off of work and drive up and down the coast of California, stopping to party along the way.

Bonding This the stage were Jeremy and I became
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