- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: December 2019
- Print publication year: 2019
- Online ISBN: 9781108304320
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108304320
Relationship maintenance encompasses a wide range of activities that partners use to preserve their relationships. Despite the importance of these efforts, considerably more empirical focus has been devoted to starting (i.e. initiation) and ending (i.e. dissolution) relationships than on maintaining them. In this volume, internationally renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines describe diverse sets of relationship maintenance efforts in order to show why some relationships endure, whereas others falter. By focusing on 'what to do' rather than 'what not to do' in relationships, this book paints a more comprehensive picture of the forms, functions, and contexts of relationship maintenance. It is essential reading for scholars and students in psychology, communication, human development and family science, sociology, and couple/marriage and family therapy.
René M. Dailey - Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Chris Segrin - Professor and Head of the Department of Communication, University of Arizona
Claire Kamp Dush - Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Ohio State University
Scott Stanley - Research Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies, University of Denver
K. M. McKinley Source: Choice
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