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Author Cutrona, Carolyn E.

Title Social support in couples : marriage as a resource in times of stress / Carolyn E. Cutrona
Published Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 150 pages)
Series Sage series on close relationships ; v. 13
Sage series on close relationships ; v. 13
Contents What is social support, and what makes you think you have it? -- Gender related differences in social support and coping -- Giving and taking support : a complicated process -- The interplay between conflict and social support : do positive behaviors really matter? -- In sickness and in health : when one partner has a serious illness -- Social support therapy with couples -- Future research directions
Summary In a concluding chapter, a research agenda for future study opens the topic up to additional serious consideration. A reader-friendly examination of the power of supportive acts, Social Support in Couples is recommended for a wide readership, including academics, practitioner, and students in family studies, social psychology, social work, and marriage and family counseling
Expressions of support between partners may be more commonplace than heroic, but their cumulative effects on the growth of trust, enduring love, and commitment can be considerable - even life-saving in the face of otherwise overwhelming tragedy. Skillfully weaving together the latest research with engaging case examples and practical applications, author Carolyn E. Cutrona offers an in-depth analysis of how committed partners can serve as resources for each other in stressful scenarios. Beginning with a fresh overview of definitions and concepts, Social Support in Couples articulates the vital components of intimate support systems. This informative volume explores the phenomenon of marital communication through real-life interactions, focusing on gender-related differences, the interplay between supportive and destructive interactions, and stress experienced during chronic/disabling illness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-143) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Interpersonal relations.
Marriage -- Psychological aspects.
Social networks -- Psychological aspects.
Stress (Psychology)
Stress management.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1452248206 (ebook)
1483327566 (ebook)
9781452248202 (ebook)
9781483327563 (ebook)
(cloth ; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)
(cloth ; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)