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Conflict Patterns

  • By: Kathleen A. Eldridge
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Conflict patterns are the behaviors displayed in relationships around areas of dissatisfaction or disagreement. These behaviors include verbal and nonverbal actions that occur before, during, and after an argument. Conflict patterns are a natural and inevitable component of human ...

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