Close Relational Communication

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Numerous studies have been conducted on close relational communication and the role of honesty. There are many controversial results and many different factors to consider. Zhang and Stafford (2008) state their study is to explore the unique contributions of different factors and the ramifications of honest but hurtful messages in relationships. Using proximal and dismal factors, THEY conducted surveys on different groups of participants, examining perceived relational ramifications of honesty. Zhang and Stafford (2008) wanted to test if honest but hurtful messages were contingent to ones view of honesty in relationships as well as motives of underlying message production. Literature Review In Zhang and Stafford’s (2008) summary article they
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