Conflict is inevitable, but not inherently negative. All relationships face conflict with some frequency and long-term romantic partnerships are no exception. This exploratory qualitative study investigated conflict types, approaches, and affective components using digital conflict journals. Participants logged their relational conflict for one month in order to gain insight into the communication practices and conflict perceptions of couples. A conflict cycle and sensemaking framework was applied to identify patterns and best practices.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
Communication; Interpersonal Communication
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Hamlin, Emily, "Gender and Conflict in Long-Term Romantic Relationships" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 6045.