Close Romantic Relationships: Maintenance and Enhancement by John H. Harvey, Amy Wenzel

By John H. Harvey, Amy Wenzel

With contributions from the best specialists on relationships, this e-book covers vital concerns, similar to love as self-expansion, fairness in preserving shut relationships, dedication, social help, self-verification, and minding the connection. the result is a entire account of the explanations why shut relationships are or aren't maintained and the style within which those rules might be utilized to present social matters and scientific interventions.

Divided into sections, half I describes types built to signify how relationships are maintained through the years, money owed of particular mechanisms at paintings in shut relationships, and conceptualizations of the upkeep and enhancement of shut relationships utilizing current theoretical paradigms. half II addresses modern social matters, in addition to medical functions.

Close Romantic Relationships will entice scholars, researchers, and execs as a result of its wide sampling of conception and examine on courting upkeep and enhancement.

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Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy; Jones, Doss, & Christensen, chap. 16). Thus, this volume provides a comprehensive account of the reasons that close relationships are (or are not) maintained over time and the manner in which these principles can be applied to current social issues and clinical interventions. We open the volume with a chapter by Mills and Clark (chap. 1), who extend their work on communal relationships to the maintenance and enhancement of close relationships. ” The key to these relationships is that benefits are given without one being expected in return, as in an exchange relationship.

11). , interracial relationships; Gaines & Brennan, chap. , Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy; Jones, Doss, & Christensen, chap. 16). Thus, this volume provides a comprehensive account of the reasons that close relationships are (or are not) maintained over time and the manner in which these principles can be applied to current social issues and clinical interventions. We open the volume with a chapter by Mills and Clark (chap. 1), who extend their work on communal relationships to the maintenance and enhancement of close relationships.

9) describe a timely conceptual framework to account for two dimensions of relationship behaviors. Appetitive processes include positive relationship behaviors, such as those associated with intimacy and growth. In contrast, aversive processes include negative relationship behaviors, such as those associated with jealousy, conflict, and insecurity. Gable and Reis regard these two dimensions as independent, much like the well-established personality traits of neuroticism and extraversion. They suggest that appetitive processes are important components of relationship satisfaction that have been overlooked in the close relationships literature.

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