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8: Building and Maintaining Relationships

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    Over the course of our lives, we will enter into and out of many different relationships. When it comes to dating, the average person has seven relationships before getting married.1 According to a study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Evite, the average American has:

    • Three best friends
    • Five good friends
    • Eight people they like but don’t spend one-on-one time with
    • 50 acquaintances
    • 91 social media friends2

    In this chapter, we are going to discuss how we go about building and maintaining our interpersonal relationships.

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    8: Building and Maintaining Relationships is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter & Katherine S. Thweatt via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.