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Interdependent theorizing about personal relationships The shift of focus, at least in the area of interpersonal communication, from theories of persuasion and social influence to theories of disclosure, development, and dissolution marks the trend over the last four decades toward a more relational focus on interpersonal interactions (Berger 2005). Unfortunately, and perhaps ironically, despite the social and interdependent nature of interpersonal relationships, scholars have systematically explored them from a single-participant, rather than dyadic, research paradigm with a primary focus on selfreported data that situates the participant in a space devoid of any social, environmental, political, and emotional context (Acitelli, Duck, and West 2000; Ickes and Duck 2000).
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Introduction Everyday communication can be problematic, but we are relatively good at managing it. How is this accomplished through interaction? As scholars across disciplines move forward in the pursuit of understanding, explaining, and even predicting outcomes and processes related to human interactions, we also become increasingly aware of the intricacies involved in such interpersonal encounters. Relational processing is at the root of most of our daily encounters whether with a long-term relational partner, a stranger with whom we share a brief encounter, or the cashier you greet everyday purchasing your morning coffee.