Fundamentals Inter week 10 discussion
Week Ten – Class Discussion
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Chapter 10, “Friendships in Our Lives,” pages
Friendships are vulnerable to tensions inherent in being
close. Internal tensions are relationship stresses that grow out of people and
their interactions. We consider thereof these.
Role Limited Interaction
Moving toward Friendship Nascent Friendship
In chapter 8, we discussed relational dialectics, which are
opposing human needs that create tension and propel change in close
relationships. The three dialectics of connection/ autonomy, openness/
privacy, and novelty/ familiarity
punctuate our friendships, prompting us to adjust continually to natural yet
Friendships can strained when people have different needs.
There could be tension if Joe is bored and wants novelty but his friend Andy is
overestimated and needs, calming routines.
Similarly, if Andy has just broken up with a girlfriend, be may seek
greater closeness wit Joe at a time when Joe has a strong need to feel
independent of others. When needs cullied, friends should talk. It’s important
to be open about what you need, and to be sensitive to what your friend needs.
Doing this simultaneously honors your friend, and the relationship. Friends
usually can work out ways to meet each person’s needs or at least understand
that differing needs don’t reflect unequal commitment to the friendship.
Wood, J. (2013). Interpersonal communication: Everyday
encounters, (7th Ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.