Model6: Combination of Both Abilities

  • Luciano L’Abate
  • Mario Cusinato
  • Eleonora Maino
  • Walter Colesso
  • Claudia Scilletta


The existence of both basic dimensions, distance or the ability to love spatially and control or the ability to regulate oneself temporally, is fundamental to understanding all the other forthcoming models of relational competence theory (RCT). How we approach or avoid another individual, activity, object, or task and how fast or how slowly this process takes place have important implications for the development and growth of intimate relationships.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano L’Abate
    • 1
  • Mario Cusinato
    • 2
  • Eleonora Maino
    • 3
  • Walter Colesso
    • 2
  • Claudia Scilletta
    • 4
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.University of PaduaPaduaItaly
  3. 3.Scientific Institute Eugenio MedeaBosisio PariniItaly
  4. 4.MilanoItaly

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