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    Although Baxter and Montgomery’s Relational Dialectics provide a framework to understand opposing forces within close relationships, and their constituents use them to understand dialectical tensions within close relationships like marriages, scriptural integration is lacking, and further research is needed to understand why dialectical tensions occur. According to Ebert (2000) conflict and dialectic tensions are distinct concepts, he explains, “…the relationship between conflict and dialectical

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    Relational Dialectic Theory American author and Professor at the University of Southern California, Leo F. Buscaglia; also known as the Dr. Love says, “A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.” Relationships are shared with the people we cherish or care about

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    Relational Dialectics: A Research Report This research of Relational Dialectics Theory refers to the book titled A Handbook of Personal Relationships, edited by Steve Duck. The title "A Dialectical Perspective on Communication Strategies in Relationship Development," written by Lesile Baxter, presents the basic strategies for an ideal relationship . The theories in which Baxter discusses describe the communication actions that a coulpe must use to establish, maintain, and dissolve their personal

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    Relational Dialectics Theory Danielle Parker Missouri State University Dr. Isabelle Baumann April 30th, 2012 Literature Review Imagine a world without communication. There would be a lack of spoken word, gestures; anything that the world uses to interconnect would be eliminated. All in all, our civilization as a whole would fall apart. Communication is one of the major roles in a functioning society. It can be broken up into several different subcategories, from verbal, non-verbal or emotion-driven

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    Comparing relationships to unicycles seems strange or unlikely, however the constant strive for balance against opposing forces is a perfect description for relational dialectics theory (Griffin, 2009). Barbara Montgomery, an interpersonal communication scholar, describes riding a unicycle as a task of contradicting forces, constantly pulling against each other in a tug-of-war motion. The best way to control the wheel is by the constant changes in movement, adapting one way or the other, to maintain

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    Critique on Relational Dialectics A Theory by Baxter and Montgomery Relational Dialectics concerns itself with trying to explain the intricacies of close interpersonal relationships such as those with a lover, close friend, or family. Written by two women, Leslie Baxter and Barbara Montgomery, it comes across a little more "touchy-feely" than other theories. This Humanist quality in the way it iw presented allows myself to critique Relational Dialectics in the following fashion. According

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    An Application of Relational Dialectics Leslie Baxter and Barbara Montgomery are interested in the communication that occurs in close relationships. I am going to focus on the three relational dialects which consist of connectedness-separateness, certainty-uncertainty, and openness-closedness. These three dialects are central to Baxter's and Montgomery's theory but they want to go more indepth than previous theorists have on these specific dialects. I will discuss this theory in the context

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    them being able to provide the clearest examples of theories. I used predicted outcome value theory to explain a first meeting and the conversation that followed, impression management to describe how I have to interact with my family, and relational dialectics theory as it relates to the tensions underlying the interaction with my boyfriend. Steven and Kate: Predicted Outcome Value Theory My first hour at work passed in acquainting myself with two other student workers I hadn’t met before. I was

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    The two communication theories I will feature are Symbolic Interactionism and Relational Dialectics. As defined in our text book, Symbolic Interactionism refers to how “humans act toward people, things and events on the basis of the meanings they assign to them.” (Cite your textbook) while Relational Dialectics states “social life is a dynamic knot of contradictions, a ceaseless interplay between contradictory or opposing tendencies such as integration-separation, stability-change, and expression-nonexpression”

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    language. All of these forms of communication affect our relationships and vary between men and women. Numerous communication theories have been established regarding relationships and gender, but I will discuss two specific theories, the Relational Dialectics Theory and the Genderlect Styles Theory. One theory is based on the contradictions and interactions, which takes place in relationships. The other theory is based on the gender communication differences in relationships. When we can understand

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