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 Types of Interpersonal Relationships
We define types of interpersonal relationships in terms of relational contexts of interaction and the types of expectations that communicators have of one another.


Theories of friendship emphasize the concept of friendship as a freely chosen association


Family communication patterns establish roles, identities and enable the growth of individuals. Family dysfunction may also be exhibited by communication patterns.


Romantic relationships are defined in terms of the concepts of passion, intimacy and commitment.

 Professional Relationships

Professional communication encompasses small group communication and interviewing.

Interpersonal Competence

Assess interpersonal effectiveness in various types of relationships and contexts.

 Websites for Interpersonal Relationships

This page links you to other Websites that provide resources about interpersonal relationships.

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