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

U.S. residents tend to be inundated with messages that relational partners and family members should be completely open with one another. For instance, popular women's magazines are often filled with messages (i.e., “Ten ways to get your man to open up ...

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