An Analysis of an Interpersonal Relationship Narrative Essay by SBurtis

An Analysis of an Interpersonal Relationship
An analysis of an interpersonal relationship of this author, including its development, deterioration and conflict involved.
# 153327 | 1,479 words | 0 sources | 2013 | US
Published on May 22, 2013 in Psychology (Social) , Communication (Interpersonal)

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This paper offers some background on an interpersonal relationship this author had with an older woman, Jeanie. The paper describes the type of relationship this was, the presence of love and the type of love in it, the deterioration of the relationship, the conflict within the relationship, and the content of the conversation involved. The paper also analyzes the styles of conflict presented by both the older woman and this author.

Conflict Styles

From the Paper:

"Interpersonal Relationship: The type of relationship discussed in this paper is a friendship. Interpersonal relationships can be fleeting or enduring and serve to fulfill one or more physical or emotional need. This was an interpersonal relationship because it was enduring for several years and served to fulfill the emotional needs for friendship, companionship, and a semblance of maternal love for myself. For the other party, I believe I fulfilled her needs for companionship and a rapt listener, as her religion and opinions tended to alienate her from developing relationships outside of her church.
"Development: I met Jeanie while in my late teens. She was standing in the hallway of an apartment building, enthusiastically witnessing her faith and attempting to pass out religious literature. Her goal was to gain Bible students who would listen to her and eventually convert. Unfortunately, she was having little luck. It seems most people outside of her church are skeptical or downright opposed to her particular faith. The location of the building in which I met her was no different. Most people were ignoring her, making fun of her, or being rude. Still, she persevered; her pride and mission unfettered. Curious and felling a bit sorry for this woman, I started a conversation that would lead to several years of visits and a difficult friendship that would eventually end."

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