READING FOR MON mar 15 and 19

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Adiyah Crute READING FOR MON. MAR. 15, 2010 Rd. 15 – Grounds for Marriage: How Relationships Succeed or Fail by Arlene  Skolnick 1. Where does the U.S. marriage rate stand relative to that of other advanced industrial  countries? The united states has today has the highest marriage rate among the  advanced industrial countries 1. How does Skolnick explain such high marriage rates and very high divorce  rates in the U.S.? The combination of both high marriage and high divorce rates seems  paradoxical, but actually represents two sides of the same coin: the  importance of the emotional relationship between the partners. Marriage  for love was not unknown in earlier eras, but other, more practical  considerations usually come first—economic security, status and the  interests of parents and kin. 2. Once again we read about the “psychological revolution” and its effect on  marriage?  What does that revolution entail?  Why the change? A transformation in the way people look at marriage, parenthood and their  lives in general. The shift is linked to higher education levels 3.   Prior to 1970 much research on marital happiness or satisfaction was  based on large surveys in which people rated their own marriages.  What  was new about the research on marriage conducted during the 1970s?
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