volume 34, issue 3, P131-149 2018
DOI: 10.17576/jkmjc-2018-3403-08
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Tengku Siti Aisha Tengku Mohd Azzman

Abstract: Close friendship is a crucial and distinctive interpersonal tie that can survive a lifetime. Maintaining such friendships at a satisfactory level, even with the aid of social networking websites (SNS) such as Facebook, can be a challenging process. Previous research has shown that relationship satisfaction among close friends depends both upon relationship maintenance strategies (e.g., positivity, openness, supportiveness) and the management of dialectical contradictions (e.g., opennesscloseness and autonomy-c…

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