In Chapter 10 of the textbook, the authors outline two communication
strategies, direct and indirect, for relationship disengagement and
communicating competently through the ending of relationships.
Prepare: As you prepare to write this discussion post, take a few moments to do the following:
- Read the writing prompt below in its entirety.Notice that there are three tasks:
- Describe two strategies for disengaging with others.
- Brainstorm about a time when you ended a friendship or other relationship.
- Note which direct and indirect disengagement strategies you used to end the relationship.
- Review Chapter 10 in the text. Read about both direct and indirect strategies for disengagement.
- Review the grading rubric.
Reflect: Take time to reflect on how using
communication for disengagement strategies can help us manage the
difficulties of ending a relationship.
Write: Based on the information in Chapter 10:
- Describe at least two direct and indirect disengagement
strategies from the book. Write at least two sentences for each
element. Try to find as many specific connections between your
experience and what Bevan and Sole cover in their discussion of both
types of disengagement strategies.
- Explain a scenario where you’ve parted with a friend or partner in the past.
- How can you communicate competently when ending relationships? Be
sure to list specific disengagement strategies, direct and/or
indirect, from the book. Consider what you’ve learned in this chapter.
Thoroughly address all three elements of this prompt by writing at
least two to three sentences on each element. Use the course readings
at least once to help you make your points. Consider copying and
pasting these tasks into a word file and addressing each of them
Your initial response should be 200-300 words in length