Daily marital interactions and positive affect during marital conflict among newlywed couples.

@article{Driver2004DailyMI,
  title={Daily marital interactions and positive affect during marital conflict among newlywed couples.},
  author={Janice Driver and John M. Gottman},
  journal={Family process},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={
          301-14
        }
}
The mundane and often fleeting moments that a couple experiences in their everyday lives may contribute to the health or deterioration of a relationship by serving as a foundation to major couple events such as conflict discussions and caring days. This study examines the role of playfulness and enthusiasm in everyday life to the use of humor and affection during conflict. Using observational methods, we studied 49 newlywed couples in a 10-minute dinnertime interaction and in a 15-minute… Expand

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