Partner Conflict Dynamics Throughout Relationship Periods

  • Zeev Winstok
Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)


This chapter examines how the changing nature of the relationship between partners over the years (dating, cohabitation, and marriage) affects the development of conflicts that may escalate to violence. The chapter presents a holistic approach, which is vital for an in-depth understanding of partner violence. It is emphasized that violence may be part of a conflict, which is nested in a relationship between two individuals. Furthermore, this relationship is part of a specific sociocultural environment. Based on theories and case descriptions, this approach is explored and discussed.


Intimate Partner Partner Violence Physical Violence Verbal Aggression Violence Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeev Winstok
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  1. 1.University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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