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Reassurance Seeking

  • By: Joanne Davila & Lisa R. Starr
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Reassurance seeking is the act of going to others to request assurance that one is lovable, worthy, or in other ways adequate. Unlike support seeking, which is a normative and often formative component of interpersonal relationships, ...

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