Communication Action Approaches: D.J. Canary and L. Stafford, Maintaining Relationships through Strategic and Routine Interaction. M.E. Roloff and D.H. Cloven, When Partners Transgress: Maintaining Violated Relationships. S. Duck, Steady as (S)he Goes: Relational Maintenance as a Shared Meaning System. B.R. Burleson and W. Samter, A Social Skills Approach to Relational Maintenance: How Individual Differences in Communication Skills Affect the Achievement of Relationship Functions. K. Dindia, A Multiphasic View of Relationship Maintenance Strategies. Social Psychological Approaches: C.E. Rusbult, S.M. Drigotas, and J. Verette, The Investment Model: An Interdependence Analysis of Commitment Processes and Relationship Maintenance Phenomena. M. Attridge, Barriers to Dissolution of Romantic Relationships. A.L. Vangelisti and T.L. Huston, Maintaining Marital Satisfaction and Love. P.J. Marston and M.L. Hecht, Love Ways: An Elaboration and Application to Relational Maintenance. J.M. Gottman and S. Carrere, Why Can't Men and Women Get Along? Developmental Roots and Marital Inequities. Dialectical Approaches: L.A. Baxter, A Dialogic Approach to Relationship Maintenance. W.W. Wilmot, Relationship Rejuvination. W.K. Rawlins, Being There and Growing Apart: Sustaining Friendships during Adulthood. Epilogue: L. Stafford, Tracing the Treads of Spider Webs. Subject Index.