Healthy Interpersonal Relationships

Axia College Material Appendix F Healthy Interpersonal Relationships Worksheet Use your textbook to answer the following questions. You are not required to respond in essay format. You may use short-answer responses, including lists, to answer these questions. 1. What are the characteristics of intimate relationships? What are behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability? Why is each important in relationship development? Behavioral interdependence-refers to the mutual impact hat people have on each other as their lives and daily activities intertwine, need fulfillment-Intimacy—someone with whom we can share our feelings freely; Social integration—someone with whom we can share worries and concerns; Nurturance—someone whom we can take care of and who will take care of us; Assistance—someone to help us in times of need; Affirmation—someone who will reassure us of our own worth and tell us that we matter , emotional attachment-feelings of love, and emotional availability-. he ability to give to and receive from others emotionally without fear of being hurt or rejected. They are important in relationship development in order for a relationship to be successful. 2. What problems might form barriers to intimacy? What actions can you take to reduce or remove these barriers? Low self-esteem, fear of rejection, fear of intimacy, or an unclear identity can be barriers to intimacy. You can get to know yourself as a person, what your likes and dislikes are, know your partner and not relate everything to sex. Being intimate without having sex.

Enjoy each other in other ways, build the trust first. 3. What are the common elements of healthy relationships? What are some common warning signs of trouble? What actions can you take to improve your own interpersonal relationships? Intimacy—someone with whom we can share our feelings freely Social integration—someone with whom we can share worries and concerns Nurturance—someone whom we can take care of and who will take care of us Assistance—someone to help us in times of need Affirmation—someone who will reassure us of our own worth and tell us that we matter. 4.

Why is social support important to an individual’s health and wellness? What type of social support do you have that has positively affected your health and wellness? Social support is important to an individual’s health and wellness because it supports positive or healthy physiological health. I have a couple different groups of really good friends and I have a couple groups of some really great friends that I can always rely on. I know there is always someone available if I need them. I have five best friends so I am the luckiest girl ever. Not to mention a pretty good husband.