Stages of Relational Development

Below you will briefly describe a previous, or current, relationship for each of the stages found in Knapp’s Model of Relational Development from Chapter 8 located in the “Modules Section”. The relationship you choose could be an acquaintance, co-worker, family member, friend, or romantic partner. You may also choose a different relationship for each stage; you don’t have to use the same one for all of them.

Your responses don’t need to be lengthy. They can be a few sentences or so. An example would be: “Stage 2: Experimenting – My wife and I were in the experimenting stage years ago when we first met. I remember getting to know each other and trying to find out what common interests we had. It was exciting and a bit nerve-racking, but in the end it was a good stage for us.”

You can write a bit more if you want, that is fine, just not necessary. You will have a week to complete the activity. It will close Sunday at 11:59pm.

Describe an example from a relationship you have experienced for each of the stages below (again, you can find descriptions for each stage in Chapter 8 in the Modules Section):

Stage 2: Experimenting

Stage 3: Intensifying

Stage 5: Bonding

Stage 8: Stagnating

Stage 9: Avoiding

Stage 10: Terminating

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