Support Adequacy in Marriage: Observing the Platinum Rule

Rebecca L. Brock, Erika Lawrence

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12 Scopus citations


This chapter identifies support adequacy-the extent to which there is a match between desired and received support-as the key factor in the association between support and marital outcomes. The authors describe findings from multiple studies to support their position and present two novel ways of measuring support adequacy based on the recipients' experiences and perceptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSupport Processes in Intimate Relationships
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199864355
ISBN (Print)9780195380170
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010


  • Couples
  • Marriage
  • Received support
  • Support adequacy
  • Support transactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Brock, R. L., & Lawrence, E. (2010). Support Adequacy in Marriage: Observing the Platinum Rule. In Support Processes in Intimate Relationships Oxford University Press.