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Offering insights from a Who's Who of scholars in interpersonal communication
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—René Dailey, University of Texas at Austin
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Chapter 22: Attachment Theory: A Communication Perspective
Attachment Theory: A Communication Perspective
Sarah, Elizabeth, and Maria get together to chat about life, love, and their recent divorces. As they talk, it becomes clear that each woman is coping with her divorce differently. Even though Sarah's divorce was finalized a year ago, she is not at all interested in dating. Instead, she throws herself into her career, wanting to prove to herself and her ex-husband that she is self-sufficient. After trying to stop the inevitable, Elizabeth finally signed the divorce papers. She finds herself clinging to her children and her sister, and hoping to find someone new because she hates being alone. Maria also hopes for a new love interest, but is too afraid of being hurt again ...