foundations of relationships (coming together (intensifying, integrating,…
foundations of relationships
types of relationship
personal relationship meets our emotional, instrumental and relational needs as they are more intimate and interdependent
spouses, best friends
family, siblings, parents
only meets some of our needs as it lacks the closeness and interdependence of personal relationships.
classmates, distant families
acquaintances, activity partner
social exchange theory
ranges from granting favors to providing support.
benefits that we get from the relationship
to maintain a healthy relationship, the cost and rewards one has to receive and give should be balanced.