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Similarity in Ongoing Relationships

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

The tendency for people in a relationship to be similar can affect the quality of the relationship, the nature of partners' interactions, and the likelihood that a relationship will continue. Although most research on similarity in relationships has studied dating or ...

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