Unformatted text preview: outcome that in turn can erode relational dissatisfaction.” According to the article, demand/withdraw refers to a communication pattern in which one person demands, complains, nags, or criticizes, while the other person withdraws or tries to avoid the issue (Caughlin, 2002; Eldridge & Christensen, 2002).” This has demonstrated detriment in relationship satisfaction. An example of a demand/withdraw situation is when one individual initiates a confrontation out of anger and subsequently the other individual stonewalls. As a result, the conflict is left unresolved and remains open....
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- Spring '08
- Interpersonal relationship, Serial Arguments, Eldridge & Christensen, serial argument, argumentative episodes