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Sage Series on Close Relationships #13: Social Support in Couples: Marriage as a Resource in Times of Stress

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Synopsis:

Social support is vital in long-term relationships of couples. This volume provides a rich understanding of this support system.

Following an overview of definitions and conceptualizations of social support, Cutrona explores everyday acts that communicate caring and concern in dyads, discussing such issues as: gender-related differences; the interplay between supportive and destructive interactions; and high stress levels experienced during chronic illness. She also suggests specific techniques for therapists to use when assisting couples who want to increase the quality and frequency of mutual support.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803948846
Author:
Cutrona, Carolyn E.
Publisher:
Sage Publications (CA)
Location:
Thousand Oaks :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Stress Management
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Social networks
Subject:
Stress
Subject:
Psychology : General
Series:
Sage series on close relationships ;
Series Volume:
no. 315v. 13
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9.20x6.54x.43 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Social support is vital in long-term relationships of couples. This volume provides a rich understanding of this support system.

Following an overview of definitions and conceptualizations of social support, Cutrona explores everyday acts that communicate caring and concern in dyads, discussing such issues as: gender-related differences; the interplay between supportive and destructive interactions; and high stress levels experienced during chronic illness. She also suggests specific techniques for therapists to use when assisting couples who want to increase the quality and frequency of mutual support.

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