"but We Can Be Friends": An Analysis Of Turning Points In Platonic Friendships Among Former Significant Others
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.
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