Learning Objectives

10.1: Describe the different ways that relational maintenance has been defined.

10.2: Describe the specific ways that people use communication to help maintain their relationships.

10.3: Identify the key behaviors used to maintain romantic relationships.

10.4: Describe similarities and differences in how female and male friendships are maintained.

10.5: Identify the issues related to maintaining different types of cross-sex friendships.

10.6: Explain the challenges that people in friends with benefits, long-distance, and cohabiting relationships face when trying to maintain their relationships, as well as how they deal with those challenges.