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Relationship Conflict

Relationship Conflict
Conflict in Parent-Child, Friendship, and Romantic Relationships

First Edition

192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Conflict is a natural and inevitable aspect of most close personal relationships - the crucial issue is not whether it exists, but the way it is managed. Skilfully portraying both developmental or healthy conflict, and destructive or unhealthy conflict, this interdisciplinary volume leads to a better understanding of this vital aspect of relationships.

Integrating current research and theory, the authors explore the variation in definitions of interpersonal conflict; review popular survey and observational measures; and discuss specific concerns regarding parent-child relationships, conflict between friends and those romantically involved.

The Nature of Conflict in Close Relationships
Methods for Studying Conflict in Close Relationships
Parent-Child Conflict
Conflict in Friendship
Conflict in Dating and Marital Relationships
Conclusions about and Prospects for Research on Conflict in Close Relationships

Daniel James Canary

William R. Cupach

Susan J. Messman

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