Dialectics

Your textbook describes three relational dialectics: autonomy/connection, novelty/predictability, and openness/closedness.

Part 1:

Choose one of these dialectics, and then describe how the dialectic is expressed in your friendships, romantic relationships, and family relationships.

Part 2:

What are some things you can do to manage the tension these dialectics create?

For example, if I select autonomy/connection, then my post would discuss how autonomy, and connection, is expressed in my friendships, my romantic relationships, and my family relationships. And then I would talk about how to ensure that there is no conflict when I want to be autonomous but my romantic partner wants to be connected, or we manage the tension these opposite desires create.