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Friendship, Conflict and Dissolution

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

Conflicts occur when friends seek incompatible goals or outcomes or they favor incompatible means to the same ends. To prevent interpersonal conflicts from adversely affecting their relationship, friends need to effectively manage these conflicts. Much of what has been written about ...

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