Relationship-contingent self-esteem and a longitudinal examination of past, current, and future relationships.
The current study examined communication with former romantic partners and the implications of communication for one’s current relationship satisfaction. Undergraduates in committed relationships who still communicated with a former partner completed 21 daily diary records. Lower satisfaction predicted higher likelihood of communication, especially for those higher in relationship-contingent self-esteem.
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Rodriguez, L. M., Bush, A. L. Wickham, R., & Knee, C. R. (2012, January). Relationship-contingent self-esteem and a longitudinal examination of past, current, and future relationships. Presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
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