The Cycle of Relationships

In class this week we’ve been reading about relationships and their cycles and it got me thinking, does everyone go through the same thing in different situations?

Sitting there I couldn’t help but think about all my friendships and relationships that had gone wrong or simply faded into the abyss. Everything seemed to follow the same pattern. Initiation, Integration, Intensifying, Bonding…and then the decline and/or settle out.

There had to be an exception right?

I’m curious to how we humans interact with each other in the cost-benefit way. That seems too emotionless.

There must be more!

2 thoughts on “The Cycle of Relationships

  1. stressingoutstudent says:

    It is cost-benefit – and it can be far from emotionless! Try as we might, human beings are not rational animals. We try to shed that “animal” side of ourselves, but it’s useless denying it. If a relationship makes us happy, we want more of it. If it makes us sad, we try to go away from it. (That’s an over-generalization, but not by much).

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