Knowledge: secret-sharing, confidential information able to trust intimate partner with this information: 2. Motivated by need for physical contact caring through affection can be done through words as well: 3. Interdependence: strong, enduring impact on each other care about what the other person says and does. What the other person says and does impacts you: 4. Part of your identity is tied to that other person. Part of your identity is characterized by your relationship with the other person: 5. Not going to be judged by other person for trivial things. Can tell other person about feelings without fear of judgement: 6. Emotional & monetary investment follows that expectation. Emotional investment: how you feel without fear of them leaving. Investments are a symbol that both are on the same page. When arguing, can remember the playful times: helps in being more satisfied with the relationship.