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  The Multidimensional Relationship Questionnaire (MRQ) by William E. Snell, Jr., Ph.D.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I tend to be preoccupied with intimate relationships.
Relationship Preoccupation: Relationship Preoccupation (RP) is defined as the tendency to become absorbed in, obsessed with, and engrossed with the intimate aspects of one's life, to the extent that one virtually excludes from one's mind thoughts of other matters.
Additionally it was found that a standardized measure of relationship satisfaction was associated with the MRQ subscales; both females and males reported being more satisfied with their intimate relationships to the extent that they reported greater relational-esteem and relational-motivation, and lower relational-anxiety, relational-depression, external-relational-control, and fear of intimate relationships.
www4.semo.edu /snell/scales/MRQ.htm   (2550 words)

  
 SATISFACTION AND POWER IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
Relationship satisfaction was assessed with a single 7-point Likert item on which subjects were asked to indicate how satisfied they felt when they considered all aspects of their relationship.
It was hypothesized that in intimate relationships: the more power one has in a relationship, the more satisfied they will be and the less power one has in their relationship, the less satisfied they will be.
The participants were then handed the questionnaire and were instructed to answer the questions pertain to their current relationship and if they were not in a current relationship to answer the questions pertaining to a past relationship and if they have not had an intimate relationship to answer the questions hypothetically.
clearinghouse.missouriwestern.edu /manuscripts/445.asp   (3265 words)

  
 Getting Together and Staying Together: The Stanford Course On Intimate Relationship
Involvement in intimate relationships is one of the most fundamental and universal facets of life.
Intimate relationships fulfill many basic human needs (e.g., for love, passion, companionship, etc.) and are the process through which we pass on our genes, our knowledge, and our values to the next generation.
Intimate relationships are of great interest to us because they help to define who we are and how we will live our lives.
www.authorhouse.com /BookStore/ItemDetail~bookid~3663.aspx   (1838 words)

  
 Intimate Relationships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Intimate interactions from early life serve as the basis upon which relationships later in life are formed.
In Cardillo's "Intimate Relationships: Personality Development Through Interaction During Early Life," she introduces the reader to the concept that intimate relationships that one develops in infancy form the basis of relationships throughout a lifetime, and form the basis of people's personality.
She states that these relationships are formed as adaptive measures necessary for coping with the adjustments and transitions that come with the various stages of maturation in one's early life.
www.personalityresearch.org /papers/cardillo.html   (4234 words)

  
 THE INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There exists a very rare, fragile, human relationship which can be called "intimacy." The parties to an intimate relationship regard one another as human beings, and not as objects.
In an intimate relationship, people are concerned with and reflect about that relationship; its content, its quality, its gratifications, and its frustrations.
Intimate communication stirs and is tinged with affect and imagery.
www.for-him.com /Thepath/intimat.htm   (266 words)

  
 The Relationship Awareness Scale (RAS):   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
People who endorse these items are those who introspect about their close relationship, who examine their relationship moods and motives, and who in general are reflective about the nature and dynamic features of their intimate relationships.
People who endorse these items are those who are concerned about the appearance of their close relationships to others, and in general about the impression which their intimate relationships make on others.
In addition, since relational-monitoring was assumed to be associated with relational-anxiety, a secondary purpose of this study was to construct a measure of relational-anxiety, defined as the tendency to experience anxiety and uneasiness in an intimate relationship.
www4.semo.edu /snell/scales/RAS.htm   (1436 words)

  
 Intimate relationship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship with a great deal of physical and/or emotional intimacy.
Love is an important factor in intimate relationships.
Passionate love is intense longing, and is often accompanied by physiological arousal (shortness of breath, rapid heart rate).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intimate_relationship   (183 words)

  
 Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence And Unintended Pregnancy: Analysis of a National Sample From Colombia, ...
However, the relationship between intimate partner violence and women's ability to control their fertility has not been adequately explored, especially in developing countries.
The infliction of violence by intimate partners is common in many societies and affects millions of women throughout the world each year.
In this study, we used multivariate logistic regressions to explore the relationship between intimate partner violence and unintended pregnancy in a population-based sample of Colombian women.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3876/is_200412/ai_n9466013   (579 words)

  
 Stalking and Relationship Abuse Policy
Relationship Abuse is a pattern of coercive behaviors that serves to exercise control and power in an intimate relationship.
Relationship abuse is sometimes also referred to as intimate partner violence, domestic violence, or dating violence.
Relationship abuse and stalking are covered by this policy; the University of Maine has a separate policy addressing sexual assault; and UMaine has protocol for responding to reported incidents of sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking.
www.umaine.edu /handbook/PolReg/stalking_and_relationship_abuse.htm   (1475 words)

  
 Conflict Resolution: Skills to Keep a Relationship Healthy
Her goal is to maintain peace and tranquility in her love relationships, but Claire’s long string of here today, gone tomorrow lovers calls into question the wisdom of her belief that intimacy is created by avoiding conflict.
Our Relationship …And Parenting Through Conflict – Discusses fair fighting and offers suggestions for which kinds of arguments to have within earshot of children and how to use them for learning purposes, and which arguments to have away from them.
Relationship Advice and Help: The Deeper Issues in a Love Relationship – Learn how the infant's nonverbal relationship with the mother is the determining factor in the success or failure of adult love relationships.
www.helpguide.org /mental/improve_relationships_resolve_conflict.htm   (3675 words)

  
 Intimate relationship with Foley described - Americas - International Herald Tribune
A Roman Catholic priest says that he had an intimate two-year relationship with Mark Foley when the future congressman was a teenage altar boy.
Mercieca's description of his relationship with Foley is similar to details provided to The Sarasota Herald- Tribune, which is owned by The New York Times Company, by people close to Foley's family.
The executive editor of The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Mike Connelly, said Thursday that the story was accurate, including the reference to a night in which Mercieca said he had been in a drug-induced stupor and could not clearly remember what had happened.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/10/19/news/foley.php   (770 words)

  
 Preserving and Nurturing an Intimate Relationship During Vet School. Self Help Information from the Counseling & ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
One way to assess the quality of an intimate relationship is to think of it as a bank account of good feelings.
Hopefully, our “relationship bank account” is not chronically overdrawn by the day to day small and large stressors or conflicts that deplete it.
In some ways long distance relationships are easier, as there’s not so much guilt about not spending time together and there are not as many pressures on your limited time and energy.
www.vetmed.wsu.edu /academic/counseling/relationships.asp   (1175 words)

  
 Boundaries
People with low self-esteem often have the irrational need to have "perfect" relationships and as a result they are often in competition for control to make their relationships be the way they think they should be.
An intimate relationship encourages the spiritual growth of both relationship partners and makes room for God in the relationship as a partner and friend.
If relationship partners, who are married, are not able to establish a healthy intimate relationship then they run the risk of not being able to establish a healthy sexually intimate relationship with each other.
www.coping.org /relations/boundar/intro.htm   (1155 words)

  
 Model of Abusive Relationship
In an abusive intimate relationship, the threat-point is reached in the event of the dissolution of the relationship.
In other words, she separates from her abuser if she expects the net costs (costs minus benefits) of staying in the intimate relationship to be higher than the net costs associated with leaving (based on Becker, 339).
After comparing the net costs and net benefits of the relationship she decides to stay because the partner sees remaining within the intimate relationship as more beneficial than leaving the relationship.
www.rabe.org /thesis/model.htm   (1098 words)

  
 Compatibility and Intimate Relationships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A wise old lady was asked to share her insights on the problem that is inherent with intimate relationships.
She proceeded by saying, “We might be better served to begin at the point after the initial attraction between two people, when dating begins the process of romantic, passionate attachment, when the heat of intimate relationship begins.
That being said, the one variable after love with the greatest impact to an intimate relationship would have to be the level of compatibility between the respective participants.
www.learnthelessons.com /ponderables/compatibility.htm   (685 words)

  
 Welcome to The Glendon Association
An intimate relationship is one in which neither party silences, sacrifices, or betrays the self.
The single most important factor that contributes to the deterioration of love and friendship in a relationship is the formation of a core defense called the fantasy bond.
An ideal relationship is characterized by non-defensiveness and openness; honesty and integrity; respect for the other’s boundaries, priorities and goals; physical affection and intimate sexuality; understanding, and a lack of distortion of the partner; and non-controlling, non-manipulative, and non-threatening behavior.
www.glendon.org /intimate_relationships/index.html   (555 words)

  
 Relationship Skillville: Guestbook
A major factor in relationship breakdown is lack of adequate communication and conflict resolution skills.
Early training in intimate relationship skills is the key to preventing this breakdown.
Relationship distress can lead to high blood pressure, the decline of our immune system, and gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urinary problems.
www.relationshipskillville.com /diner.html   (481 words)

  
 Delve Deeper
These advances, accepted universally by the scientific community, lead to the conclusion that the attachment relationship plays a dominant role in the development of the brain, the individual, and his or her connection to others and the world.
Simply put, this means that even after a lifetime of failed communication in marriage and other intimate relationships, we can make changes that bring us the safety, mutual connection and excitement we need and deserve to experience in our love relationships.
Influence of attachment styles on romantic relationships – Discusses a study of personal relationship styles in males and females, and their correspondence to specific relationship characteristics.
www.helpguide.org /mental/love_relationships_delve_deeper.htm   (1949 words)

  
 Relationship Contracts and Calendars
The Relationship Contract in itself is an alternative to marriage,
Besides relationship help, another important subject covered in the story is death.
Relationship Advice and Marriage Advice is good, (as is romance and intimacy)
www.relationshipcontract.net   (874 words)

  
 Women's Health Advisor 2005.4: Communication in Intimate Relationships
When you are in an intimate relationship, you should feel understood and accepted for who you are.
Research has shown that the quality of your relationship is directly related to the quality of your communication skills.
A relationship will not be truly intimate unless each partner knows what the other one is thinking and feeling.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/wha/wha_verb_bha.htm   (999 words)

  
 ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION*
Definition: By intimate communication, we mean the way we talk with others that we feel a close friendship or intimate relationship with, or an intimate remark, endearment or sexual relationship.
He believes that idealization, denial, and rationalization is necessary to preserve the internal sense of loving at all phases of the committed relationship.
A large part of the private work of being in a relationship is dealing with the disappointment about our partner’s styles, capacities, and treatment of us, and them of us.
www.stanford.edu /~pfobair/IntimateCommunication.htm   (1964 words)

  
 Highlight 10/04 Intimate Partner Violence
More research is needed to determine how much of the difference in intimate partner prevalence among women and men of different racial and ethnic backgrounds can be explained by the respondent's willingness to disclose intimate partner violence and how much by social, demographic, and environmental factors.
Intimate and family violence each account for about nine percent of all violence victimizations experienced by American Indian victims, about the same percentage as found among all victims of violence.
There may be significant differences in rates of intimate partner violence between AAPI women that cannot be discerned from the survey because data on these two groups are combined.
www.cdc.gov /omh/Highlights/2004/HOct04.htm   (1975 words)

  
 is conflict inevitable in any intimate relationship?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In fact, close relationships usually stir up a lot of issues in us.
And you certainly should not try to sweep relationship and marriage problems under the carpet.
As you become better at dealing with them together, you actually feel closer as a couple, with a more solid relationship.
www.proactive-coach.com /relationships/conflict.htm   (154 words)

  
 LOL An Intimate New Year
— is the extent to which the partners see this relationship as continuing indefinitely and the extent to which they try to ensure this continuation.
Criteria to judge an intimate relationship as being a healthy one were developed by another psychologist (Franklin, 1982).
However, for those of you who have found it hard to develop such a relationship, next week — or next year if you want — we will discuss some of the barriers to an intimate relationship.
members.cox.net /dagershaw/lol/IntimateNewYear.html   (526 words)

  
 Self-Help Books and Book Reviews on Improving Your Intimate Relationship
The third section is a course in relationship therapy which gives detailed exercises for both partners to follow in order to learn how to replace confrontational criticism with a healing process of mutual growth and support.
She recommends several proposals for rekindling eroticism: cultivating separateness (autonomy) in a relationship rather than closeness (entrapment); exploring dynamics of power and control (i.e., submission, spanking); and learning to surrender to a "sexual ruthlessness" that liberates us from shame and guilt.
Schnarch says that a man is more likely to let a relationship suffer in order to hold on to his sense of self, while a woman is more apt to let her identity suffer to help strengthen a relationship.
www.books4selfhelp.com /intimate-relationships.htm   (3023 words)

  
 A Personal Journey of an Intimate Relationship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is very hard for me today to think of a situation where I would learn something meaningful without unlearning being part of it, or of a situation where I am unlearning something without learning being part of it.
In this sense, learning and unlearning are as intimate as the growth and death of cells in a living body.
This intimate relationship between learning and unlearning was first manifested to me when I became aware for the first time, 25 years ago, of my illiterate mother’s mathematics and knowledge.
www.almoultaqa.com /ar24.aspx   (3153 words)

  
 Love & Passion Newsletter - Are You Ready for an Intimate Relationship?
In entering new relationships, these women might primarily be looking to be taken care of.
Many people say that they want new relationships, yet they are distrustful because of painful past experiences.
Before entering a new relationship, he needed to believe on a deep level that a woman could be kind and loving.
www.thirdage.com /news/archive/ALT03011102-03.html   (476 words)

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