Assessing alternative responses to conflicts in friendship

Jonathan G. Healey, Robert A Bell

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Abstract

No matter how close we are to a friend, it is inevitable that he or she will occasionally say and do things that upset us. From forgotten birthdays to overt acts of hostility, distressing events occur in most, and probably all, close friendships. Given the countless ways in which friends can disappoint us, it is not surprising that we are frequently confronted with the task of dealing with conflicts in our friendships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntimates in Conflict
Subtitle of host publicationA Communication Perspective
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages25-48
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781136477133
ISBN (Print)0805811699, 9780805811698
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Healey, J. G., & Bell, R. A. (2013). Assessing alternative responses to conflicts in friendship. In Intimates in Conflict: A Communication Perspective (pp. 25-48). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203062852