In the first week of the class the sections discussed theories and methods in the field of intimate relationships. This is also the section where I had my first realization of the course. As the book began to talk about different theoretical approaches, in Chapter 3, there was one approach that stood out the most; attachment theory. I have heard about this theory before but something about learning about in this context and at this point in my life, made me look at this theory in a new light. The theory suggests that our current relationships are shaped from our past. This obviously sounded very Freudian to me and I wasn’t very changed until I read about the different attachment styles that are developed. This was also the first time I self diagnosed myself in the course. Reading ...
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...ifying behavior, I would be very comfort using this type of therapy in more own relationship. I like the emotion models because they focus on identify the primary feelings over the secondary feelings and this is something that I have realized in the past that I need to start doing. I know that it might be ugly but need to get to the root of my secondary feelings.
This class has been extremely interesting and influential and frankly I am surprised that I could put it into works. This class has taught me how I can be not only a better partner but also how to be happier. This class has given me a better of relationships from start to finish and in various contexts. I almost do not want to return the book, but I rented it and it is expensive. I would recommend a relationships course to anyone willing to listen. I think that this course could benefit many people.
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