Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
John R. Baldwin
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.
Hernandez, Desiree, ""but We Can Be Friends": An Analysis Of Turning Points In Platonic Friendships Among Former Significant Others" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 1235.