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A change in wind speed, air temperature, or altitude can jostle a plane and rattle its passengers. During these moments of turbulence, passengers are likely to become more attentive and aware of certain aspects of the flight that had previously gone unnoticed.
They might pull their seat belt a little tighter, or grip the armrest more firmly. They might listen more closely to that clicking noise that seems to be coming from the engine, or become more sensitive to vibrations under their feet.
The same experience can be seen in romantic relationships when changing circumstances make people more reactive to events, experiences, and interactions with their romantic partner.
Notably, the theory does not assume that transitions are inherently negative or problematic events: It characterizes transitions as periods of change that create a mismatch between existing relationship norms and new relational circumstances.
Transitions create opportunities for missteps and discontinuity, until partners establish new patterns of relating that are responsive to the new conditions in the relationship.
Just as an airplane can overcome turbulence by adjusting its speed, direction, or altitude, relationship partners can re-establish equilibrium by adapting their roles and routines to better align with changing relational circumstances.
There are two features of romantic relationships that give rise to relational turbulence: Relational uncertainty refers to the questions or doubts that people have about the degree of involvement in a romantic relationship.
Relational uncertainty can stem from a variety of sources.
At a broader level, people can also have relationship uncertainty, which occurs when individuals are unsure about the nature or future trajectory of the relationship in general. Transitions are ripe for relational uncertainty, because changing conditions in the relationship leave individuals unsure about how to behave, what their partner wants, or how the relationship might evolve.
Interference from partners is the second feature of relationships that gives rise to turbulence. Facilitation from a partner refers to the extent to which a partner makes it easier to accomplish personal goals and perform daily routines, such as when a partner picks up groceries on the way home from work, because the supermarket is more conveniently located near his or her office.
Interference from a partner refers to the extent to which a partner prevents desired outcomes or makes activities more difficult, such as when a partner who does the grocery shopping forgets three ingredients needed to make dinner.
Transitions are ripe for interference from partners, because changing conditions in the relationship render previously well-established routines ineffective, but partners have yet to establish new coordinated patterns of behavior.
Interference from partners gives rise to relational turbulence because people typically respond with intense frustration and negative emotion when their goals are thwarted by the actions of their partner. In combination, relational uncertainty and interference from partners contribute to a relationship marked by increased conflict, jealousyand negative emotions, as well as decreased opennesscommunication, and intimacy.
Over time, these conditions coalesce into a sense that the relationship is unsettled, tumultuous, rocky, and unstable. Thus, just as pilots should be on the lookout for changing flight conditions that could create a bumpy ride, relationship partners should also be vigilant for signs of relational uncertainty and interference from partners that could send their relationship into a tailspin.
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