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Dependence

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

From the moment of birth, individuals depend on others. Dependence in human relationships refers to how much one relies on another person to obtain the highest possible level of rewarding and desirable things and to avoid undesirable and costly things—that is, ...

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