of Travis, but they seem to click in their conversation and introduce each other by their names
and note both own a dog.
The initiation stage is crucial in forming communication to determine
a relationship (Knapp par.2).
When people first meet and how they exchange pleasantries form a
basis of a relationship.
Self-disclosure is an essential concept in forming relationships.
Generally, people align
with people they share their interests and passions.
After the movie's first encounter with Travis
and Gabby, they start sharing, demonstrating their pet love.
Gabby has a sick dog, and Travis
offers to assist in taking it to the vet, where she finds out Travis is the veterinary doctor.
get closer, and as a result, Travis asks Gabby if they can go out and have fun where they meet
each other's partners.
However, they are each drawn to each other.
On the other hand, Gabby's boyfriend gets to go out of town for a few days, and Travis
gets to spend a chance with Gabby in her house.
They have dinner together; Gabby tells him
about her home, where she grew up, and gets super intimate after that.
Later in the movie,
Gabby meets Travis's father, Shep, and his sister.
They love her and share their late mum's
birthday, and that brings them closer.
Self-disclosure allows people to bond and build trust in the
other person as well knowing whom they associate with is of great significance.
The relationship between Gabby and Travis advances.
With Gabby s boyfriend leaving
town, Travis and Gabby spend a great deal of time together.
They build a connection, Travis
takes Gabby out on bike rides, the kiss in the rain, they ride and row in the boat, creating
However, there is a turn of events whereby Gabby suddenly receives a call
from Ryan asking her to meet for dinner.
She is not excited about the dinner and, therefore,