Shame and Rage in Marital Quarrels
- Suzanne M. Retzinger - University of California, Santa Barbara (Emeritus)
Interpersonal/Domestic Violence (General)
Theories and research from large-scale conflict, marital dispute and communication processes are reviewed and provide a background for Retzinger's new integrative theory, which focuses on social bonds. The theory is applied to four case studies of marital quarrels in order to advance understanding of the escalation and resolution of conflict. The book includes a description of an intensive case study method for analyzing discourse and provides data which will be useful for preventative and predictive measures in early marital problems.