Instructor: Dr. Marcia D. Dixson

Office hours: TR 2:00 - 4:00

and happily by appt.

Office: NF 230B

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COM 597 The Dark Side of

Relational Communication

Fall, 2013



















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Questions to Guide your Reading of Chapter 8 Communicative Infidelity

1. What is the difference between sexual (ESA), emotional and communicative infidelity (CI)? Would any of these be "acceptable" in your romantic relational partner?

2. According to the text, is infidelity considered acceptable in our society? Is it prevalent?

3. What are the relational consequences of infidelity\?

4. Under what conditions is CI considered acceptable? justifiable?

5. What conclusions can you draw about how our society thinks about infidelity?