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Perspectives on Individual Differences

Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability

Editors: Adams, Jeffrey M., Jones, Warren H. (Eds.)

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A fundamental assumption underlying the formation of our most important relationships is that they will persist indefinitely into the future. As an acquaintanceship turns into a friend­ ship, for example, both members of this newly formed interpersonal bond are likely to expect that their interactions will become increasingly frequent, diverse, and intimate over time. This expectation is perhaps most apparent in romantically involved couples who, through a variety of verbal and symbolic means, make explicit pledges to a long-lasting relationship. In either case, it is clear that these relationships represent something valuable to the individuals in­ volved and are pursued with great enthusiasm. Virtually all close relationships are formed within the context of mutually rewarding in­ teractions and/or strong physical attraction between partners. Friends and romantically in­ volved couples alike are drawn to one another because of similarity of attitudes, interests, and personality and, quite simply, because they enjoy one another's company. This enjoyment, cou­ pled with the novelty that characterizes new relationships, almost makes the continuation of the relationship a foregone conclusion. As relationships progress, however, their novelty fades, conflicts may arise between partners, negative life events may occur, and the satisfaction that previously characterized the relationships may diminish.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Interpersonal Commitment in Historical Perspective

    Adams, Jeffrey M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-33

  • Duty toward Whom?

    Levinger, George

    Pages 37-52

  • Conceiving Couple Commitment

    Wyatt, Pamela Kate

    Pages 53-71

  • Personal, Moral, and Structural Commitment to Relationships

    Johnson, Michael P.

    Pages 73-87

  • Interpersonal Experience in Infancy as a Foundation for the Capacity in Adults for Stable Relationships

    Lundeen, Mark G.

    Pages 91-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability
Editors
  • Jeffrey M. Adams
  • Warren H. Jones
Series Title
Perspectives on Individual Differences
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4773-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4773-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46148-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7161-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 532
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