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Conflict Prevalence and Sources

  • By: Lisa A. Neff & Nancy E. Frye
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

People often gravitate toward relationship partners who hold attitudes and values similar to their own. Yet, though partners are similar, they are not identical. By their very nature, relationships consist of two people who each bring a unique set of goals, ...

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