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Family Communication: Nurturing and Control in a Changing World thoroughly reviews the traditional family communication theories of roles theory, family systems theory, and rules theory in an engaging, non-traditional way. This book uniquely organizes the study of family communication around the concepts of nurturing and control in all family relationships, across all family forms, and their relationships to psychological processes and communicative outcomes in families.

Control in Marital Relationships and the Family: Conflict, Constructive and Destructive Conflict, and Violence
Control in marital relationships and the family: Conflict, constructive and destructive conflict, and violence

Although intimacy and closeness within the family can create a secure base for individuals as they go about their business in the world, inti-macy and closeness can also create a fertile ground for conflict and, potentially, constructive or destructive ...

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