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Stage Theories of Relationship Development

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

Theories of relationship development try to explain how partnerships change over time. Such theories highlight the dynamic process of evolution across the life span of relationships. Stage models are one class of theories of relationship development. ...

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