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Illness, Effects on Relationships

  • By: Annmarie Cano & Lisa Miller
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Illness can have many effects on relationships, from contributing to their deterioration to strengthening them. The extent to which illness impacts relationships depends on the duration and severity of the illness, the characteristics of the ill persons and their partners prior ...

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