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Engagement as a Relationship Stage

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

This entry discusses the history, contents, and functions of engagement as a premarital phenomenon. Engagement means that the basic courtship is over, and the couple plans to marry at some future time. Engagement indicates that a private love relationship has become ...

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