Social support and later marriage
Carr examines factors 6 and 16 months post lost. SHe found that of all factors, the most important factor that guides decisions/ mediating factor of dating and remarrying is based ont he existence of social support networs. At botht he 6 and 16 month mark, of men and women a small percentage was said they were intereted in dating and remarriage. So, overall the desire to repartner ispretty low for this sample, but the difference for those that do and do not want to repartner is based on the existence of a social support network. As emotional support goes up, the desire to repartner goes down. She connects these things to the Triangular theory of love in the 1980s.