Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze a current or past relationship (personal or professional) and create a strategy for managing it.
Explain the basic facts of the relationship by answering the following questions:
With whom do you have the relationship?
How long have you known this person?
At what developmental stage is the relationship? How did it develop?
Explain one factor that led to a short-term relationship and one that led to a long-term relationship. Identify which type of power relationship you have and what types of power are commonly exercised. Explain the importance of attraction and power in the relationship. Identify at least one area in which the relationship may be improved. Develop a strategy to manage this relationship using two or more relationship management skills. Explain how you may use each skill in your strategy to address the challenge and how you may escalate, maintain, or decrease intimacy.