Publisher description for Intimate relationships : development, dynamics, and deterioration / edited by Daniel Perlman, Steve Duck.


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Perlman and Duck's book focuses on the development of intimate relationships. It has been organized chronologically, from initiation through to the ending and aftermath of a relationship. Individual chapters reflect recent advances in the study of personal relationships, considering new topics such as jealousy, post-marital family re-organization, and female-initiated relationships. The book also deals conceptually with new developments such as the acknowledgement of both positive forces and conflict processes and a reduced emphasis on attraction; greater attention to stages and processes; and a concern with the overlap between the interests of researchers and practitioners. The distinguised contributors to this volume represent four disciplines and five nations, providing new statements on work at the forefront of the field. And, for practitioners, they extrapolate from research findings to provide fresh suggestions for interventions.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Married people -- Psychology.
Communication in marriage.
Intimacy (Psychology)
Interpersonal relations.