Mutual influence two people have over one another.
What are the defining features of any relationship?
2. Exist over time.
Give an example of a personal relationship.
Relationship with family.
Give an example of an impersonal relationship.
Relationship with professors.
Close relationships are with people that…
Affect your life on a daily basis.
Give characteristics of an intimate relationship.
Interdependance, personal, close, plus sex.
Define a close relationship.
“Strong, frequent, and diverse interdependence that lasts over a considerable period of time.”
Does sex have to occur in an intimate relationship?
No, but the expectation is that it will happen.
Does sex have to be a part of an intimate relationship?
No. Friends with benefits. On the flip side, intimate relationships are not all about sex.