Conflict Avoidance in Families

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781444334500
StatePublished - Apr 23 2012


  • Abused women, using conflict-avoidance strategies to prevent violence
  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Communication and conflict processes in couples and families
  • Conflict avoidance and poor adjustment in family relationships
  • Conflict avoidance becoming problematic, engaging in conflict
  • Conflict avoidance in families
  • Conflict avoidance, more or less detrimental to relationships
  • Conflicts in marriage, correlate of poor relational quality
  • Constructive conflict management techniques
  • Individuals' beliefs about conflict avoidance, shaping impact of the avoidance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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