Marriage Types

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Marriage Types The Good Marriage, Wallerstein and Blakeslee
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Romantic Marriage “I feel addicted to him.” “I don’t feel complete when she’s not by my side.” SuperRelationship (Wurthnow) Spouses report a “magical” feeling, an “out of the ordinary” relationship; “Soulmates” A feeling that the relationship transcends time and space A sense of being together for eternity Vivid first meeting Passionate Sex life is a central component of the relationship Usually both partners reported close relationships with their children
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Rescue Marriage “We are both survivors.” Spouses report being “rescued” from childhood trauma A sense of mutual healing Empathic understanding Strong identification with each other (shared history) Feelings of relief, acceptance, and gratefulness for their
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Unformatted text preview: rescue Partner represents opposite of childhood experience May include high conflict Companionate Marriage My marriage depends of friendship. Spouses report a belief in gender equity Friendship, trust, shared values Each has self-confidence, self-awareness Both partners are committed to both work and family (often a struggle to balance) Partners have the sense that they are pioneers (different from parents marriages) Traditional Marriage Spouses report a sense of comfort Men and women have separate spheres/roles/responsibilities that are assigned by gender Husband is breadwinner/provider, wife is mother/caretaker Raising children is the first priority Emotional and financial dependence...
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