Soundly documented with current research and written in a manner accessible to student and researcher alike,Marital Communication is an ideal supplement for current courses focusing on family communication, interpersonal and relational communication, and conflict. It is also an excellent, resource for the relationship professional.
2: Living and Working Together
3: Closeness: Achieving Intimacy and Love in Marriage
4: Close Conflict
5: Couple Communication Across the Life Cycle
6: Destructive and Restorative Marital Processes
Dawn O. Braithwaite, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
"InMarital Communication, Dr. Kelley brings the same deep research, interdisciplinary focus, and degree of conceptual, theoretical, and methodological care familiar from his work on forgiveness. From the outset, he is careful to consider marriage as a recent and cultural phenomenon and takes pains to reflect how this relationship has taken form and the forces that are at play within and outside of it. He seamlessly blends more psychological theories on relationships into the stream of everyday communication, reflecting well the potential influence of communication on relational satisfaction or the erosion of relational quality."
Valerie Manusov, University of Washington
"Marital Communication offers an expert blend of research, theory, and practice. Dr. Kelley has a unique talent for translating complex concepts into recognizable everyday issues in marriage. He offers a definable roadmap for couples to follow in unpacking intimacy issues, conflict, and relational pitfalls. His insightfulness offers a complement of information for students, practitioners, and scholars."
Sandra Petronio, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis