Minding the Close Relationship: A Theory of Relationship Enhancement available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This volume provides a statement of a new theory of how committed romantic partners can maintain and enhance their close relationships over an extended period. It blends the latest relationship scholarship on closeness with practical advice and comparison of minding with several other major theories of how to maintain closeness. Minding is a package of reciprocal thought, feeling, and behavior and involves components of behavior aimed at knowing and being known by one's partner, attribution about one's partner and the relationship, respect, acceptance, and a never ending commitment to the process.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to the minding concept; 2. Minding: definition and components; 3. Knowing and being known by one's partner; 4. Attributions in close relationships; 5. Acceptance, respect, reciprocity, and continuity; 6. Beginnings and endings; 7. Minding in the close relationship literature; 8. Minding and other major concepts of closeness; 9. Evidence about minding in close relationships; 10. An international perspective on minding; 11. Minding in couples therapy and counseling; 12. Limitations and future directions; References; Index.