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Feb 23, 2018

In this episode, Alysa extends her thoughts on the experience of jealousy. She reads listeners’ stories of jealousy and envy; tackles the controversial, yet popular question, “Can men and women really be friends?,” and talks to Lance Bennett from the University of Iowa about his research with Dr. Jennifer Bevan on jealousy in romantic relationships where a partner has a cross-sex best friendship. Come to hear and think about the complex nature of jealousy in our relationships and how jealousy can be a transformative experience.

Sources from this Episode!

Bennett, L., & Bevan, J. (2007) Examining cross-sex best friendships and the indirect effects of rumination and relational satisfaction through the lens of jealousy expression profile theory. Paper presented in the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.

Booth, A., & Hess, E. (1974). Cross-sex friendship. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 36, 38-47.

O’Meara, J. D. (1989). Cross-sex friendship: Four basic challenges of an ignored relationship. Sex Roles, 21(7/8), 525-543.

Rawlins, W. K. (1982). Cross-sex friendship and the communicative management of sex-role expectations. Communication Quarterly, 30(4), 343-352.

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