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Minding the Close Relationship: A Theory of Relationship Enhancement

Minding the Close Relationship: A Theory of Relationship Enhancement

by Julia Omarzu, John H. Harvey


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Minding the Close Relationship: A Theory of Relationship Enhancement

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780521028165
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 236
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.

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