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Managing Relationships

1. What are some factors that lead to short-term attraction and long-term attraction in a relationship?
2. What is the importance of power in a relationship between married couples?
3. What are some ways to improve a relationship between married couples?

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Managing Relationships

1. What are some factors that lead to short-term attraction, and long-term attraction in a relationship?

Some factors that lead to short -term attraction and long-term attraction in a relationship include physical attractiveness, charisma, similarities in personality, and physical closeness. Other factors that lead to short-term/long-term attractiveness are the sharing of values, beliefs, and opinions with those whom one is attracted to. According to West and Turner (2010), people are attracted to others who fit the cultural ideal of attractiveness. However, they are more than likely to initiate relationships with others who match their own level of attractiveness. Based upon relationship experience, sometimes the things that attract you to someone in the short term may eventually not attract in the long term.

2. What is the importance of power in a relationship between married couples?

According to Straus and Yodanis (1995), power is an important aspect of all human relationships, including family relationships. Power is the ability to change the behavior of another member of a social system. Power is linked to the ...

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The following posting helps with various problems that involve managing relationships. Concepts covered include short-term attraction, long-term attraction and married couples.

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