Close Relationship Loss: Theoretical Approaches

Close Relationship Loss: Theoretical Approaches

by Terri L. Orbuch
     
 

This book maps out current and future theories of relationship loss effectively and concisely. It brings together social psychologists, sociologists, clinical psychologists and researchers in communication and family studies, who closely examine the questions induced by the loss ofrelationships and help refine our understanding of the nature of close relationship loss… See more details below

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This book maps out current and future theories of relationship loss effectively and concisely. It brings together social psychologists, sociologists, clinical psychologists and researchers in communication and family studies, who closely examine the questions induced by the loss ofrelationships and help refine our understanding of the nature of close relationship loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387977270
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 6.69(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Pt. IIntroduction
1The Role of Theory in the Examination of Relationship Loss3
2Integration of Methodology, Theory, and Therapy28
Pt. IIDeterminants of Relationship Loss
3Social Exchange Perspectives on the Dissolution of Close Relationships47
4Disruption of Marital and Cohabitation Relationships: A Social Demographic Perspective67
5Broken Attachments: Relationship Loss From the Perspective of Attachment Theory90
Pt. IIIProcess of Relationship Loss
6The Language of Disengagement: A Face-Management Perspective111
7Dialectical Processes in the Disengagement of Interpersonal Relationships128
8Developmental Perspectives on Relationship Loss142
Pt. IVConsequences of Relationship Loss
9Marital Dissolution and Family Adjustment: An Attributional Analysis157
10The Account-Making Process: A Phenomenological Approach174
11A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to the Study of Relationship Loss192
Pt. VConcluding Comments
12Divorce: A Comment About the Future207
13Close Relationship Loss As a Set of Inkblots213
Subject Index223
Author Index227

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