Coursework in this area concentrates on the study of relationships—those familial, personal, social, and workplace bonds of which everyday life is comprised.
View Interpersonal Communication & Relationships faculty » Doctoral students are encouraged to take 3 courses each semester, drawing upon coursework in Interpersonal Communication & Relationships, as well as relevant coursework from the other two specializations in the department and from courses in cognate departments (including but not limited to Anthropology, Community & Behavioral Health, Education, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology).
Even if one partner feels completely justified in his/her actions, becoming defensive will only add to the couple's problems.
Because the items listed above are some of the major topics couples talk about, it follows that they are also the same topics that can spur disagreements.For instance, it is a familiar joke that people can have difficulties in their relationships with in-laws.(Note: The word "marriage" is interchangeable with "relationship," if you are not married.) Time Together/Apart.Both the quantity and quality of time we spend together influence the well-being of our marital friendships.How we interact about issues such as time spent together/apart, money, health, gender differences, children, family, friends, commitment, trust, and intimacy affects our ability to develop and maintain lasting marital friendships.
If learned well, these nine skills can help put our relationships on a positive trajectory for success.As you read through the is an important way to measure our commitment, trust, and intimacy in our relationships. At the end of each day (e.g., after you put the kids to bed), take a minute and put a " " or a "–" next to each skill to track how well you did with each of them throughout the day. If you are parents, consider putting this sheet up on the refrigerator door next to your children's homework (as "Mom's and Dad's homework") to remind you how you are doing. Feeling injured by others in response to criticism and contempt and refusing to take responsibility for personal actions.When you succeed at implementing these will definitely help you be more satisfied (happy) in your relationships. National Healthy Marriage Resource Center— Marriages— J. Being defensive blocks a couple's ability to deal with an issue.This specialization focuses on the study of how the communicative practices of relating in everyday life construct, shape, sustain, and change who we are as individuals and the quality of our lives as social beings.The program is centered on theory complemented by a multi-method commitment to both qualitative and quantitative research methods."We" statements can also be helpful (e.g., "We need to start going to the gym." or "We should talk about money issues."). This document is FCS2315, one of a series of the Family Youth and Community Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension.