The Path to Commitment Part 2

The Path to Commitment Part 2 - The Path to Commitment(Part...

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The Path to Commitment (Part II) Commitment and Cohabitation
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Values / Goals for Adult Life Economic security Happiness Independence Children Good health Friends Personal hobbies Family of origin Philanthropy/community involvement Education Privacy Clean environment Low crime community Emotionally satisfying employment Religion Status/wealth Shared entertainment
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Commitment Growth of commitment is the result of three factors (Finkel et. al.,) Growing satisfaction with each other’s ability to meet and gratify important needs Decreasing reliance on friends and family to meet needs that the couple provides for each other Increasing investments in the relationship such as time, material resources and emotional / personal investment
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A long term orientation Three types of commitment Personal commitment – feeling, thoughts, beliefs about a life mate Moral commitment - a person’s value and belief system Structural commitment – commitments bound by institutions such as marriage
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