Affection Deprivation In Romantic Relationships

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Affection is one of the critical functions of a romantic relationship that keeps partners involved, happy, and committed to the relationship, as the lack of affection leads to problems between romantic partners, including uncertainty and dissatisfaction with the relationship. “Affection Deprivation in Romantic Relationships” by Hesse and Mikkelson is an article that describes studies that focuses on relational outcomes of affection deprivation. The article focuses on affection in context of communication, closeness, satisfaction, commitment, and investment. According to the article, many studies conducted in previous experiments show affectionate communication as the optimal way to develop and maintain healthy relationships between partners.