After the Decision: Compliance-Gaining in Marital Interaction

  • Mary Anne Fitzpatrick

Abstract

Marriage can be conceived of as a continuous confrontation between participants with conflicting—though not always opposing—interests. Within this framework, the focus of attention becomes the ways in which marital dyads negotiate the issues that arise from their joint participation in the institution of marriage and the family (Sprey, 1979). As a communication researcher, I am interested in how these conflicting interests are managed through talk.

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