Self Essay

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SELF-DISCLOSURE is one of the most popular topics in psychology and interpersonal communications. It refers to how willing people are to discuss information related to themselves with other people (Hendrick, 1981; Hendrick, Hendrick, & Adler, 1988). Self-disclosure is also one of the most important factors affecting the quality of close relationships Review the article entitled, “Can We Talk? Researcher Talks about the Role of Communication in Marriages,” from the ProQuest database found in the Ashford Online Library. Write a one-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) about your thoughts on this article. In your paper, be sure to address the following: * Can you relate to this article on self-disclosure in relationships? If so, explain what specifically you could relate to and provide examples of your own experiences. If not, what has your experience been regarding self-disclosure in your intimate relationships? * Do you agree that self-disclosure is important and directly related to satisfaction in relationships? Why or why not? From my own experience I would agree that self-disclosure is very important and related to satisfaction in a relationship. I believe that strong communications will keep a relation ship happy. By communicating frequently with your partner there should be self disclosure involved. * What about gender differences? Remember, although research has found differences in gender communication, it has also found similarities. What kind of similarities between genders have you experienced? * Lastly, remember that although research is based on generalizations, not everyone fits into these generalizations regarding gender. Do you feel like you fit into the

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