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BA '15 Christina Anduiza: Evidence of Interpersonal Relationship

Published January 13, 2016

In Fall 2015, Christina Anduiza exhibited at the William Johnston Building Gallery for her Honors in the Major Exhibition!

The exhibition, Evidence of Interpersonal Relationship, featured a series of gestural oil portraits that explore themes of interpersonal closeness and relational identity.

Stages of Interpersonal Relationships Defined

Acceptance and Acquaintanceship:

Becoming acquainted depends on previous relationships, physical proximity, first impressions and a variety of other factors. If two people begin to like each other, continued interactions may lead to the next stage, but acquaintance can continue indefinitely. Another example is association.


During this stage, people begin to trust and care about each other. The road for intimacy, compatibility and such filtering agencies as common background and goals will influence whether or not interaction continues.


This stage follows a mutual commitment to quite a strong and close long-term friendships, romantic relationships, or even marriage. It is generally a long, relative stable period. Nevertheless, continued growth and development will occur during this time. Mutual trust is important for sustaining the relationship.


Not all relationships deteriorate, but those that do tend to show signs of trouble. Boredom, resentment, and dissatisfaction may occur, and individuals may communicate less and avoid self-disclosure. Loss of trust and betrayals may take place as the doward spiral continues, eventually ending the relationship. (Alternately, the participants may find some way to resolve the problems and reestablish trust and belief in others.)

Termination: The final stage marks the end of the relationship, either by breakups, death, or by spatial separation for quite some time and severing all existing ties of either friendship or romantic laws.