18. Betrayal and Forgiveness in Couple Relationships

  1. Patricia Noller2 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas3
  1. Julie Fitness

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch18

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Fitness, J. (2012) Betrayal and Forgiveness in Couple Relationships, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. Psychology Department, Macquarie University, North Ryde, Sydney 2109, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • betrayal and forgiveness in couple relationships;
  • fundamental need for close, loving relationships with people;
  • primary need for love and protection;
  • betrayal in couple relationships, and outcomes;
  • “the perceived violation… relationship-relevant norm”;
  • emotional responses to betrayal;
  • forgiveness, punishment, and relationship repair;
  • couple counseling;
  • so-called emotional intelligence, or emotional competence;
  • close relationship partners, forgiving one another's rule violations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Nature of Betrayal

  • Forgiveness, Punishment, and Relationship Repair

  • Implications for Couple Counseling

  • Concluding Comments

  • References