This book explores the subject of marital interaction. It brings together the work of international scholars and is divided into four sections: communication as a means by which couples manage everyday life; communication as a means of expression of emotion; communication and problem-solving; coping with relationships outside marriage. The text is interdisciplinary and looks at the issue from various angles: social psychology, clinical psychology and communications. Particular attention is paid to the emergence of sex differences in interaction patterns and the experience of counselling plays an important part. Patricia Noller has written "Nonverbal Communication in Marriage", "Social Psychology" and "Marriage and the Family". Mary Anne Fitzpatrick has written "Between Husbands and Wives".