AFTER COMPLETING THIS CHAPTER, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
7.1 Describe the functions relationships serve together with the needs they fulfill.
7.2 Discuss the role of conversation in relationships.
7.3 Explain the significance of depth and breadth in relationships.
7.4 Analyze relationships according to their stages, digital media influences, cost–benefit/social exchange implications, and relationship dialectics.
7.5 Explain how deception and trust affect relationships.
7.6 Describe laughter’s role in relationships.
7.7 Explain how gender influences relationship formation, maintenance, and termination.
7.8 Explain how culture influences relationship formation, maintenance, and termination.
7.9 Discuss technology’s impact on relationships.
7.10 Apply skills to improve the effectiveness of relationships.