Making Plans: Praxis Strategies for Negotiating Uncertainty–Certainty in Long-Distance Relationships

  title={Making Plans: Praxis Strategies for Negotiating Uncertainty–Certainty in Long-Distance Relationships},
  author={Erin Sahlstein},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  pages={147 - 165}
  • E. Sahlstein
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Business
  • Western Journal of Communication
ABSTRACT Relating at a distance can be problematic in any type of relationship (e.g., marriage, friendship, family, or work). Partners face uncertainties because of the ebb and flow of their physical presence in each other's lives, but communication strategies can help to bridge the physical discontinuities of everyday relating (Sigman, 1991). In this study, couple interview data, interpreted from a Relational Dialectics perspective (Baxter & Montgomery, 1996), reflect how making plans manages… 
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