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Minding the Close Relationship : A Theory of Relationship Enhancement - John H. Harvey

Minding the Close Relationship

A Theory of Relationship Enhancement

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Published: 28th July 1999
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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.

"This book offers an original, coherent theory of how relationships are maintained...The book is an important contribution to the literature on close relationships." Frank D. Fincham, University of Wales

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction to the minding concept
Minding: definition and components
Knowing one's partner and being known by one's partner
Attributions in close relationships
Acceptance, respect, reciprocity, and continuity
Beginnings and endings
Minding in the close relationship literature
Minding and other major concepts of closeness
Evidence about minding in close relationships
An international perspective on minding
Minding in couples therapy and counseling
Limitations and future directions
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521633185
ISBN-10: 0521633184
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 28th July 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.48