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Digital Dwelling: Technology in Couple and Family Relationships


Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Pkwy., Box 453045, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3045 (


We are in an unprecedented age of technology. Few articles in family journals address online behavior, intimacy patterns, and influences on the ways couples and families communicate through technology. The purpose of this article is to use a multitheoretical model to describe the process of how technologies are affecting couple and family life. Suggestions for future research and applications are presented.