NCSU COM 112 - COM 112 Chapter 10 (44 pages)

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COM 112 Chapter 10

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North Carolina State University
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Com 112 - Interpersonal Communication

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Page 313 CHAPTER PREVIEW 1 2 3 4 1 The Nature of Intimate Relationships 2 Communicating in Romantic Relationships 3 Communicating in Families 4 Creating a Positive Communication Climate IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH The movie Love and Other Drugs 2010 features Anne Hathaway as Maggie Murdock a young woman who has Parkinson s disease Maggie is befriended by Jamie Randall played by Jake Gyllenhaal a pharmaceutical sales representative known to be charming but emotionally shallow After a brief affair Jamie realizes to his surprise that he has developed genuine feelings for Maggie His feelings lead to conflict for Maggie who wants to be loved but is afraid of being a burden on anyone because of her medical condition The film concludes with both Jamie and Maggie realizing that true intimacy requires a commitment to support one s partner and a willingness to accept that support Page 314 I t s difficult to overstate the significance of our intimate relationships We may have many close friends co workers and other acquaintances in our lives but our relationships with romantic partners and family members are special Those are the people whose lives affect us the most and with whom we share our deepest sorrows and greatest joys We usually invest more in and feel more committed to romantic and family relationships than any others Those intimate relationships shape our lives in unique and important ways Family life and romantic relationships also influence each other Growing up in a family gives most of us our first exposure to the concept of personal relationships and our first examples of romantic unions Moreover the romantic relationships we form in adulthood often serve as the basis for starting new families Thus although romantic and familial relationships are different in some important respects there is often an intimate connection between the two 1 The Nature of Intimate Relationships Many people think specifically of romantic relationships when they hear the word intimate



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