The Path to Commitment Part 2 09

The Path to Commitment Part 2 09 - Relationship...

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The Path to Commitment (Part II) Commitment and Cohabitation
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Cohabitation Types: Linus blanket relationship – want the security of being in a relationship Emancipation relationship – want to prove they can take care of themselves Convenience relationship – needs are fulfilled without benefit of a traditional marriage Testing relationship – enter the relationship with the intent of marrying
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Why Has Cohabitation Increased? Social tolerance Female equality Impermanence of marriage
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3 Stages of Living Together Year 1 Blending Years 2 and 3 Nesting Years 4 and 5 Maintaining
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Does Cohabitation Work?
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Unformatted text preview: Relationship Dissatisfaction and Marital Failure Relationship Violence Selection hypothesis people who cohabitate differ in significant ways from those people who dont cohabitate Experience hypothesis the experience of living together prior to marriage such that commitment, once married, is weakened and theres very little marital stability Pros and Cons of Cohabitation Advantages Relationship test Companionship with independence Easier termination Disadvantages Lack of commitment Exploitation Fewer legal rights...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 301 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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