Commitment Processes in Close Relationships: An Interdependence Analysis

  title={Commitment Processes in Close Relationships: An Interdependence Analysis},
  author={C. Rusbult and Bram P. Buunk},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={175 - 204}
  • C. Rusbult, B. Buunk
  • Published 1 May 1993
  • Business, Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
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