09 Marriage - Marriage Overview Marriage Terminology Myths...

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    Overview Marriage Terminology Myths Marital advantage  Cohabitors & marital success
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    Terminology:Marital Success 1.  Marital Stability vs. Marital Instability 2.  Satisfaction/Quality
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    Myth 1: Your marriage is either happy or it isn’t. “ups and downs” Early & later reports 
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    Marital Permanence Marital permanence Divorce is not an option (except in abuse) Marital stability and satisfaction  Exchange theory Over time Research
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    Myth 2: Meeting the right person is a matter of  chance. Friends Strategies -
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    Myth 3: The best way to screen a potential spouse  is to live with that person.  Behavioral differences
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    Myth 4: If you marry the right person, love is  enough. Skills Avenues for individual and couple  development
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    Story
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  Marital Cynicism Marital Cynicism –  Is anyone really happy in marriage?
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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