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Exam_2_Review - Legal uncertainties Intimacy and commitment...

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Intimacy and commitment Endogamy, exogamy Marry inside/outside of a particular group or tribe. Halo effect The tendency to infer positive characteristics or traits based on a person’s physical attractiveness. Cohabitation Who cohabits o Lower education o Lower incomes o Who are less religious o Who have experienced fatherlessness, parental divorce or high levels of parental discord. o Who are divorced. Rate of cohabitation o Have a higher break up rate. o Have a lower level of household income. o Have poorer communication o Higher levels of child/partner abuse o Over 40% of cohabiting couple households contain children o If they do not marry, fewer than 5% of couples are still together five years later. o Only about 44% of cohabiting mothers will eventually marry the father of their children. Advantages & disadvantages Advantages of cohabitation o Save money o Getting to know each other better o Spending more time together o “trial marriage” Disadvantages of cohabitation o Less sexual loyalty o Feelings of being used o Higher rate of violence o Assumption that you can just walk out of the relationship Legal uncertainties Engagement Functions o Public commitment- defines the goal of the relationship. o Requires thinking about the realities of life.
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  • Spring '08
  • Jacobs
  • Sexual intercourse, Male sexual scripts, Mar ry inside/outside, sexual scripts Traditional, Contemporary sexual scripts, regular STD checkups

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