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Psychol Rep. 2004 Dec;95(3 Pt 2):1154-60.

Reported affectionate communication and satisfaction in marital and dating relationships.

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  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-3083, USA. n.punyanunt@ttu.edu

Abstract

This study analyzed affectionate communication and satisfaction in marital and dating relationships. 100 married and dating partners completed the Relationship Satisfaction Scale, the Interpersonal Communication Satisfaction Inventory, and the Affectionate Communication Index. Analysis indicated both married and dating partners were satisfied with their relationships; however, individuals in dating relationships reported higher Nonverbal and Verbal Affectionate Communication than individuals in married relationships. Moreover, there was a significant difference between married and dating partners on Supportive Affectionate Communication. Married partners were more likely to express supportiveness than dating partners.

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