Working models and relationship quality in dating

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As a result of hierarchical regression analysis consistent with the expectations, having secure attachment style and high self-confidence on possessed problem-solving abilities were found to be associated with the relationship satisfaction.

Moreover, after controlling for the variance accounted for by these variables communication skills were still found to be associated with the relationship satisfaction.

Then, in the 1980s, Sue Johnson Hazan and Shaver noticed that interactions between adults shared similarities to interactions between children and caregivers.

For example, romantic or platonic partners desire to be close to one another.

This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.In contrast, mania love style predicted the SWB of Mozambicans but not that of Americans or Portuguese.We found gender similarities and differences: the association between attachment security and SWB was not gender-specific; the associations between love styles, relationship experiences and SWB were gender-specific.Adults feel comforted when their attachments are present and anxious or lonely when they are absent.Romantic relationships, for example, serve as a secure base that help people face the surprises, opportunities, and challenges life presents.

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