Axia College Material
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?
Characteristics of intimate relationships include behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability. These characteristics influence how we interact with others and the types of intimate relationships we form.
Behavioral interdependence is what one person does influences what the
Other person wants to do and can do. Need for fulfillment through relationships with
Others, we fulfill our needs. Emotional attachment means feelings for love. Emotional availability the ability to give to and receive from others emotionally without fear of being hurt or rejected. We need all these things in a relationship to actually have one that is real.
2. What problems might form barriers to intimacy? What actions can you take to reduce or remove these barriers?
Some problems that might form barriers to intimacy are emotional immaturity, and poorly developed sense of responsibility. The fear of being hurt, low or no self-esteem. The actions you can take to reduce or remove these barriers are to talk them out.
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?
Common elements of healthy relationships are loving and taking care of yourself before and while in a relationship, allowing each person to “be themselves”, trusting and being honest with yourself and each other. These are...