PSY 265 Week 4 DQ 1
Read the scenario and answer the questions following it. Jill and Joe have been in a relationship for four months. Their time together mostly revolves around sports and enjoying time with friends. They are very much attracted to each other and have had an active sex life from the first month of their relationship.
Recently, Jill has been facing some difficulties at work as well as financial hardships. She has begun to notice that when she talks about her problems, Joe becomes frustrated. Joe tells her not to worry too much and offers suggestions for solving the problem. He still enjoys being intimate with her and being in social settings together, but it has become harder for Jill to enjoy these experiences.
Refer to the section covering communication skills that begins on p. 250 (Ch. 8) of your text. What are some communication techniques that both Jill and Joe can implement to improve their relationship?