A Dialectical Examination of Remarriage Dyadic Communication and Communication with Social Networks

  title={A Dialectical Examination of Remarriage Dyadic Communication and Communication with Social Networks},
  author={Sarah E. Wilder},
  journal={Qualitative Research Reports in Communication},
  pages={63 - 70}
  • Sarah E. Wilder
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Psychology
  • Qualitative Research Reports in Communication
Nearly half of all marriages are remarriages, yet the remarital dyad is the least studied dyad in marital or stepfamily research. The focus of the author in the present study was on the communicative interactions and negotiations in remarriage dyads and the interactions with their external networks. The author performed an interpretive study grounded in relational dialectics theory and based on interviews with 16 remarried participants. Through a thematic analysis, six tensions unique to the… 
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