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any sort of behavior that is enacted with the intent of supporting or improving one's individual union with others or which is connected more so with a drive to build, upkeep, and improve close individual partnerships with others.

AFFILIATIVE BEHAVIOR: "Affiliate behavior between couples commonly constitutes sexual behavior, support, and affection."

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