Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Close Encounters, Sixth Edition!

Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships helps students learn about their own relationships with romantic partners, friends, and family members by focusing on issues that are central to describing and understanding close relationships. Best-selling authors Laura K. Guerrero, Peter A. Andersen, and Walid A. Afifi present research-based insights and content illustrated with engaging scenarios to show how state-of-the-art research and theory can be applied to specific issues within relationships. The updated Sixth Edition includes fresh content reflecting current research and trends in relationships, balanced with coverage of classic research, and continues to empower readers to be more critical consumers of information about relationships.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Laura K. Guerrero, Peter A. Andersen, and Walid A. Afifi for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Meg Tucker of George Mason University, Thomas Wright of Temple University, and Integra Software Services for developing the resources on this site.