Pathways linking early experiences and later relationship functioning

Chalandra M. Bryant

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Understanding the pathways through which romantic relationships emerge is critical to understanding the developmental course and outcome of intimate unions. Given the saliency of intimate relationships throughout the life course, research in this area is of great importance. As Collins and van Dulmen (this volume) explore the romantic unions of adolescents, they call for an examination of the influence of both involuntary and voluntary relationships on the quality of those unions. These involuntary and voluntary relationships can pre-date the romantic unions under study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRomance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
Subtitle of host publicationRisks and Opportunities
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781317312796
ISBN (Print)9781138906594
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


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