A contextual analysis of the association between demand/withdraw and marital satisfaction

  title={A contextual analysis of the association between demand/withdraw and marital satisfaction},
  author={John P. Caughlin and Ted L. Huston},
  journal={Personal Relationships},
In spite of research connecting the demand/withdraw pattern of marital interaction to marital dissatisfaction, questions remain about its association with marital satisfaction when it is considered in the context of other interpersonal behaviors. We explore the possibility that the correlation between demand/withdraw and dissatisfaction merely reflects the ubiquitous finding that expressions of negative affect are associated with dissatisfaction. We also examine whether the association between… 
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