Perspectives on Intimacy

  • Susan Krauss Whitbourne
  • Joyce B. Ebmeyer


The topic of intimacy holds a special fascination to most adults. this is in part because close relationships penetrate into the depths of our own innermost beings. There is also an alluring intrigue, almost a voyeurism, in finding Perhaps out the details of how other people cope with the pleasures and frustrations of remaining in intimate relationships. How, for instance, do other married people handle conflict? How do couples negotiate child care? If one is not married, questions such as these are just as pertinent, if not more so. It is no coincidence, given this high level of interest in the topic, that there are virtually thousands of books and magazine articles on intimacy and marital communication in the popular press and media.


Identity Process Marital Adjustment Special Fascination Communication Rating System Adult Identity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Krauss Whitbourne
    • 1
  • Joyce B. Ebmeyer
    • 2
  1. 1.AmherstUSA
  2. 2.RochesterUSA

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