In a 3 page essay, consider interpersonal relationships you are in. Using your own words provide a thorough explanation of the social penetration theory. Then choose two different relationships. Describe these relationships in terms of depth and breadth. Provide specific examples in the analysis of each relationship. Are you satisfied with the level of intimacy in each of the relationships? Why or why not? What can be done to maintain or alter the level of intimacy in both relationships?


  • 3 pages, 12pt Times New Roman font, double spaced, 1-inch margins
  • In-text citations required (MLA or APA), but a works cited/reference page is not required if only using class texts