The Dark Side of Close Relationships II sheds light on the paradoxical, dialectical, and mystifying facets of interpersonal relationships. This volume showcases completely new work, moving forward from the unique contributions of the 1998 volume.
This collection includes cutting-edge work on important topics in relationship studies, written by prominent scholars in a variety of disciplines. It sheds light on the paradoxical, dialectical, and mystifying facets of human interaction, not merely to elucidate dysfunctional relationship phenomena, but to help readers explore and understand it in relation to a broader understanding about relationships.
As previous Dark Side investigations have revealed, negative or dysfunctional outcomes can occur in relationships even though positive and functional ones are expected, and at the same time, positive silver linings are often found in some dark relational clouds. Such nuanced approaches are needed to better account for the complexity of close relationships. A unique and provocative collection, this volume will appeal to relationship researchers in communication, social psychology, family studies, and sociology.