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Relating Difficulty: The Processes of Constructing and Managing Difficult Interaction - LEA's Series on Personal Relationships (Hardback)
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Relating Difficulty: The Processes of Constructing and Managing Difficult Interaction - LEA's Series on Personal Relationships (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 04/04/2006
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Relating Difficulty offers insight into the nature of difficulty in relationships across a broad range of human experience. Whether dealing with in-laws or ex-spouses, long-distance relationships or power and status in the workplace, difficulty is an all too common feature of daily life. Relating Difficulty brings the academic understanding of relational processes to the everyday problems people face at home and at work.

These essays represent a groundbreaking collection of the multidisciplinary conceptual and empirical work that currently exists on the topic. Along with issues such as chronic illness and money problems, contributors investigate contexts of relational difficulty ranging from everyday gossip, the workplace and shyness to more dangerous sexual "hookups" and partner abuse.

Drawing on evidence presented in the volume, editors D. Charles Kirkpatrick, Steve Duck, and Megan K. Foley explain how relational problems do not emerge solely from individuals or even from the relationship itself. Instead, they arise from triangles of connection and negotiation between relational partners, contexts, and outsiders. The volume challenges the simple notion that relating difficulty is just about problems with "difficult people" and offers some genuinely novel insights into a familiar everyday experience.

This exceptional volume is essential reading for practitioners, researchers and students of relationships across a wide range of disciplines as well as anyone wanting greater understanding of relational functioning in everyday life and at work.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780805854114
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"The editors made good choices in selecting the difficult relationships to include. This book would be an excellent addition to a professional library, and I would definitely consider it as part of required reading in graduate studies."
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