Teacher saying: There are many great exercises in chapter 9. I hope you do more on your own but I have chosen the Pause and Reflect exercise on p. 301 for you to do as an assignment.
“Maintaining your Relationships”
How well are you maintaining your important relationships through constructive communication?
Choose ONE relationship that matters to you: with a family member, a friend, or a romantic partner. Analyze the degree to which you and the other one involved use the maintenance strategies listed and discussed on pp. 298-300. Be thorough.
As always, be specific. Flesh out your paper with definitions (in your own words), and give personal examples that show depth and breadth in terms of the subject.