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Published March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM

Val Farmer: Demand/withdraw lock on pair can be loosened

One common problem in marital or close relationships is called the “demand/withdraw” pattern of interaction. One partner in the relationship uses emotional requests, criticism and complaints to create change. The other partner uses withdrawal, defensiveness and passive inaction to avoid the conflict and/or changes.

By: Val Farmer, INFORUM

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