Comparison of Couples' Normal Life Cycle Development and Intimacy Distance Regulation
Date of Award
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Thomas F. Dietvorst
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Maureen C. Hendricks
Healthy couple relationships, couple intimacy-distance regulation
When conceptualizing healthy couple relationships, it is tempting to use a simple framework as a panacea. Unfortunately, this desire for simplicity can lead to a narrow and naive perspective. Individuals interact and are influenced by a variety of factors (i.e., various social systems, multiple context memberships, complex interconnecting exchanges, etc.); consequently, it is necessary to guard against an overly narrow interpretation when examining healthy couple interactions. It is the purpose of this paper to develop one aspect of a complex perspective for healthy couple relationships by comparing couple life cycle development with couple intimacy-distance regulation.
Brauer, Beverly, "Comparison of Couples' Normal Life Cycle Development and Intimacy Distance Regulation" (1986). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 184.