Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship. Interpersonal Communication Theories and Concepts Social Penetration Theory 1 Social Penetration Theory 2 Social Penetration Theory 3
I have to read it here too?!? Every day where I live isn't enough???
Uh, yeah, I see you are from these parts too. But we probably shouldn't have clicked on the thread title "redskins."
This guy hit on me the other day saying I was playing hard to get "like the redskins defense, when I should be playing like dallas." I wish I knew that the skins had a horrible defense so I could've replied.
"My mom told me there was a weirdo on every bus, but I never could find him." Emo Phillips