The current study is the first qualitative investigation aimed solely at understanding what it means to communicate conditional forgiveness in serious romantic relationships. Conditional forgiveness is forgiveness that has been offered with the stipulation that the errant behavior cease. It is a provocative topic because some argue genuine forgiveness is not conditional, but recent discoveries that have associated its use with severe transgressions and relational deterioration suggest it is a critical site for investigation.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 142-152)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Communication studies