Communication for a Flourishing and Thriving Romantic Relationship

Authored by: Gary A. Beck , Joshua R. Pederson

The Routledge Handbook of Positive Communication

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  January  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138633278
eBook ISBN: 9781315207759
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Flourishing romantic relationships are not just characterized by their use of positive communication, but by deliberate efforts across relationship development to accentuate positive experiences and effectively manage the impact of negative life circumstances. Such relationships could be described as having the communication components that contribute to both lasting and fulfilling connection. Utilizing a resilience theory framework (Beck, 2016; Beck & Socha, 2015; Buzzanell, 2010; Lucas & Buzzanell, 2012), this chapter provides an investigation into the process of cultivating various positive contributors toward effective relational functioning.

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