Advantages and Disadvantages of Interpersonal Relationships (Advantages…
Advantages and Disadvantages of Interpersonal Relationships
Having the feeling that someone cares
For example: when I am having a problem and I call my best friend, she helps me through it and it shows me that she cares enough help me through it.
Gain self knowledge and self-esteem
Gives you the opportunity to see yourself in a different perspective
Healthy relationships help gain self-esteem by making you feel more worthy and desirable as a person
Enhance physical and emotional health
Helps maximize personal happiness
For example: people tend to be happier with their significant other and smile more when they are around
People that care about you will be sure you are okay
For example: my best friend has been going through things so I do what I can to make sure she is happy and going to be okay
Human contact is a good way to secure stimulation
Uncomfortable pressure on vulnerabilities
Pressure you to reveal yourself to the other
May backfire on you and your weaknesses could be used against her
Your time is no longer just your time
For example: when you are in a relationship, you will spend a lot of time with the other person.
Prevent developing other relationships
Close relationships may lead you to abandon other relationships
You may not get to make other friends based on who the other person may or may not like
For example: my friend got in a relationship and couldn't hang out with her guy best friend because her boyfriend would get jealous.
Difficult to dissolve
The closer the relationship, the hard feelings are to dissolve
For example: breaking up with your significant other is very hard and very hard to move on and forget about your feelings for them.
May get hurt
Depression and hurt come with this