Unformatted text preview: relationship satisfaction (Cramer, 2002).” Laursen et al. (2001) finds that among adolescents and even more in young adults, more conflict resolution is characterized by negotiation that by coercion or disengagement. And furthermore, Reese-Weber & Bartle-Haring (1998) find that “compromise allows partners to protect their own needs while simultaneously being attentive to the needs of their partner and to negotiate both poles.” The article finds that improvement of relationship and satisfaction is positively correlated with age and with length duration of the relationship. In the discussion, it states that young adults are more likely to perceive their differences as “incentives for deepening and improving their relationships,” while adolescents were more “invested in circumventing, minimizing, and even disowning the differences between them.” As a result, more constructivism was found when the conflict was addressed and resolved rather than just avoided....
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