- Conceptual Approaches to Interpersonal Communication 245
- A Strategic-Functional Approach to Communication in Close Relationships 246
- A Consequential-Cultural Approach to Communication in Close Relationships 251
- Conclusions 257
The contributions of communication to relationship functioning and outcomes have attracted the attention of researchers across multiple disciplines including communication, family studies, sociology, and psychology (for reviews, see Baxter & Montgomery, 1997; Bochner, 1984; Duck & Pittman, 1994; Montgomery, ...