I’ve never really been in a long distance relationship with someone I’m close to or anything but I do have family in other states that I talk to every now and then so I guess that’s what I’m going to use for my example. Every now and then our family goes to Florida to visit them or they come to Kentucky to visit us but how do we stay in touch when we’re not able to visit each other? Technology makes it possible to stay in touch and feel like you’re still pretty close to them even if you’re miles and miles away. I’m only 20 but I’m going to go ahead and say “back in the day” we had telephones, letters, and sometimes email if we were lucky, to help us stay in touch with people from all around. Technology has advanced at a pretty rapid pace and we now have things like video calls, skype, unlimited texting, picture/video messaging, etc. which help us keep in touch with others and also allowing them to see what we’re up to; I must say, skype and facetime is pretty awesome for talking to family members because it feels like they’re there. I’m not saying it makes it easier for long distance relationships because it’s not, but it makes you miss them a little less and makes it more bearable to go without seeing them for a little while. I’ve been pretty lucky when it has come to my friendships and actual relationships because I’ve never been put into a position where I have to have a long distance relationship and I’m extremely thankful for that, because even though we have all of these wonderful new technologies, I can’t even imagine going without seeing someone I’m extremely close with for a long period of time. Long distance relationships can be both
Long distance relationship, known as LDR is model of a romantic relationship that takes place when the partners are separated by significant distance. I have been experiencing this kind of relationship since 10 months ago and still going. As an international student studying abroad, my boyfriend and I separated within thousand miles between Indonesia and Australia. Although the time different is not far different and communication device is not a problem, deterioration still appears…
Interpersonal Relationship Essay
Whether someone is friends, family members, or intimate partners I don’t feel there is any way out of ever experiencing an interpersonal relationship. An Interpersonal relationship is association between two people who are interdependent and use some consistent patterns of interaction (113). Interpersonal relationships also involve two people who have interacted for a long period of time (113). Interpersonal relationships have steps that help build the relationship…
Long Distance Relationships:
Can They Work?
Two clichés: Absence makes the heart grow fonder and Out of sight, out of mind. Which one of these two conflicting views is closer to the reality? As it turns out, it does not really matter that much since long distance relationships (LDR) suffer from exactly the same strengths and weaknesses as proximal relationships. Whether two people are going to have fulfilling relationship does not only depend on their geographical closeness. What matters is…
Chapter 1: Key Words
Interpersonal communication- Using symbols to represent ideas in order to share meanings and create a personal bond between people
Impersonal communication- Using symbols to represent ideas in a manner that ignores personal qualities of the people involved in the interaction
Communication skills- The ability to create symbols and perform behaviors that are clear, appropriate, satisfying, effective, efficient, and…
COM200 Interpersonal Communication
July 17, 2013
Conflicts happen between friends, siblings and married couples every day, due to the lack of communication. You may perceive an off the wall idea simply based on the actions of your friends or significant other. Conflicts can weaken the relationship depending on how you react to it.
The conflict from the movie would be when a man sees another man hugging the women that he loves…
How do we use new media in our relationships?
Cell phones, text, call, facetime, internet, social networks
Impact media has one relational progression?
Self Disclosure- personal info on public sites
Relationship Status- markers for relationship progression
Superficial Communication- don’t have to deepen communication or commit
Know what benefits of media for long distance relatinoships
More frequent and varied communication channels
Allows for more ways to feel connected
One theory for the breakdown of relationships was put forward by Duck who gave three broad categories as to why relationships break up; pre-existing doom where the failure was inevitable, mechanical failure which is where the couple find themselves drifting apart and sudden death where the discovery of betrayal or infidelity leads to immediate break. Duck also proposed other reasons for relationship dissolution such as lack of skills. A partner may lack the interpersonal skills…
assumptions to construct their view of social reality.
Concealment- According to Buller and Burgoon, in this deceit strategy, the communicator hides a secret, does not disclose all the information.
Stage of hassling Stages of aggressive communication; starting with repartee’ and potentially escalating to physiological outburst.
Equivocation According to Buller and Burgoon, in this deceit strategy, the communicator phrases the message in a way that dodges the issue.
Double bind Theory…