Leslie Baxter and William Rawlins have written about the tensions that beset individuals as they try to balance the demands of a relationship and their own personal needs. Individuals must face three sets of tensions as they decide how much of themselves to invest in relationships. They are called the expressive-protective, the autonomy-togetherness, and the novelty-predictability dialectics.
The expressive-protective dialect involves the desire for openness in tension with the desire for privacy (Trenholm, 2008).
The autonomy-togetherness dialect involves the desires to be separate and connected, the opposition of which creates tension and the novelty-predictability dialect involves the desires to be separate and connected, the opposition of which creates tension (Trenholm, 2008).
Novelty-predictability dialectric people interconnect with one another falling into a behavior pattern (Trenholm, 2008).
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Yes, I do think that the three sets of tensions, as described by Leslie Baxter and William Rawlins, definitely have to do with communications within a relationship. Whether it is a family connection, ...
The Expressive-Protective, The Autonomy-Togetherness, and The Novelty-Predictability Dialectics are emphasized in the solution.