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Health and Relationships

  • By: Bert N. Uchino & Maija Reblin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Relationships can be broadly defined by their structural components such as the simple existence of social ties (e.g., married, belonging to voluntary groups) and by their functional components for what they may provide us (e.g., sense of comfort, available support). The ...

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