Access Minnesota

30 October 2013

Knowing and Not Knowing in Intimate Relationships

For the week of November 3rd, 2013

Is it always best to share everything about your life with your spouse or significant other? Or are some things better left unsaid? Most people say that they want to be known to their partner but keep certain details about their pasts to themselves. On this week’s Access Minnesota, University of Minnesota researchers Elizabeth Wieling and Paul Rosenblatt discuss this relationship paradox and their new book titled Knowing and Not Knowing in Intimate Relationships.

  • Guests: Paul Rosenblatt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family Social Science in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota; Elizabeth Wieling, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Social Science in the College of Education and Human Development, authors of the book Knowing and Not Knowing in Intimate Relationships
  • Issues: How relationships change with time and between generations; What partners want to know and what they hide from each other; Variation in relationship expectations, or lackthereof, between genders

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