Date of Award

3-31-2020

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

School of Communication

First Advisor

John R. Baldwin

Second Advisor

Lindsey Thomas

Abstract

This study aims to understand the patterns of post-dissolution communication. Specifically, the purpose of this qualitative analysis was to describe the functions of turning points individuals experienced in a platonic friendship with an ex-romantic partner. Three themes emerged from 13 in-depth interviews: framing distance as reparative, redefining boundaries, and providing ongoing support. The results provide initial insight into what turning points individuals experience during post-dissolution communication.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Hernandez_ilstu_0092N_11680.pdf

DOI

http://doi.org/10.30707/ETD2020.Hernandez.D

Page Count

73

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Communication Commons

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