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Communication in Personal Relationships
Associate Professor, Communication
B.A., Villanova University
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Dr. Dainton studies communication patterns in personal relationships. Her research focuses on relationship maintenance in different couple types such as marriage, dating relationships, and long-distance relationships. She is the co-editor of the book “Maintaining Relationships through Communication: Relational, Cultural, and Structural Variations,” published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Dr. Dainton says there are several characteristics or factors that are indicative of good communication between partners. They are:
being upbeat, cheerful, polite to each other.