The Dark Side of Close Relationships II sheds light on the paradoxical, dialectical, and mystifying facets of interpersonal relationships. This volume showcases completely new work, moving forward from the unique contributions of the 1998 volume. This collection includes cutting-edge work on important topics in relationship studies, written by prominent scholars in a variety of disciplines.
Among the chapter topics are: Age-gap relationships, Internet matchmaking services, in-law relationships, stepfamily relationships, living single, and women's relationships with incarcerated men. Collectively these works demonstrate that integrating both dark and bright elements offers a nuanced understanding of close relationships.
Appropriate for scholars, practitioners, and students in communication, social psychology, personal relationships, sociology, and counseling, this volume will also serve as a popular text in graduate courses exploring interpersonal communication, ethics, and relationships.
William R. Cupach received his Ph.D. in Communication Arts & Sciences from the University of Southern California. Currently he is Professor of Communication at Illinois State University. In addition to numerous monographs and journal articles, he has co-authored or co-edited 12 books. He previously served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and is a past President of the International Association for Relationship Research.
Brian H. Spitzberg received his Ph.D. in Communication Arts & Sciences from the University of Southern California. He is now a Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. He has conducted extensive research on topics related to interpersonal communication skills ' and competence. He has published numerous scholarly articles and chapters, as well as co-authoring or co-editing the previous four editions related to the dark side, and two books on interpersonal competence.