In Chapter 7, Crooks and Baur (2017) describe some of the ingredients in a lasting love relationship, and they describe some of the main characteristics of lasting love relationships as quoted by research studies in the text. Also, the authors discuss the impact of attachment styles on intimate relationships as well as the importance of sexual communication.
In a maximum of 500 words, reflect on the prompt below:
When reviewing different attachment styles (pg.204) and characteristics of people in lasting loving relationships (pg. 210/212), did anything instantly come to mind that could affect your potential for a lasting loving relationship (such as your parents have been married several years or not)? To the extent that you feel comfortable sharing, is there any area that you think you may want to or need to do some self-improvement for the sake of a current or future loving relationship in terms of supportive communication, companionship, sexual expression, and sexual communication?
These are just a few examples, which you could reflect upon: