Communication expectations with a future mother-in-law examined via memorable messages.

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2007

Authors

Stevenson, Mary E.

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Abstract

The mother-in-law is one of the most common subjects for a joke and is often used dramatically in the media, but a relationship with a mother-in-law remains an understudied relationship in family communication. The current study examines the communication expectations individuals have for a future relationship with a mother-in-law through an assessment of 76 memorable messages, the sources of these messages, and an assessment of desired closeness with a mother-in-law to further our understanding of this unique relationship.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-40).

Keywords

Communication in the family., Mothers-in-law -- Family relationships., Interpersonal Communication.

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