Uncoupling Ch 13

Uncoupling Ch 13 - Uncoupling: Relationship Deterioration...

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Uncoupling: Relationship Deterioration and Divorce Chapter 13
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Major Questions to be Addressed What are the chances that a marriage will end, and how might it happen? What factors raise the risk that I might divorce, assuming that I were married? What are the paths people take when they go through divorce?
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Today’s Divorce Trends Crude Divorce Rate – the number of divorces that occur per 1000 in a population Useful for comparing trends over time Rates increased with no-fault divorce legislation in the 70s Divorce rate began to decline in the 90s
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Brief Celebrity Marriages Brittney Spears & Jason Allen Alexander - < 24 hours Lisa Marie Presley & Michael Jackson - 20 months Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd - 9 months Drew Barrymore & Tom Green, Shannen Doherty & Ashley Hamilton, Charlie Sheen & Donna Peele – 5 months Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman – 5 months
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Courtney Thorne-Smith & Andrew Conrad 8 months – 32 days – 8 days – 8 days
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Correlates of Divorce The following are predictors of divorce Couple’s age Premarital pregnancy Parental separation Cohabitation before marriage Religiosity of the couple Socio-economic background of the couple
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Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce Children of divorce have less experience with successful role models, they have less ability to cope with the difficulties of marriage Commitment to marriage hypothesis
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Concluded: “It’s the actual termination of the marriage rather than the disturbed family relationships that affect children. Divorce, rather than conflict, undermines children’s faith in marriage”.
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How are these factors related to divorce? Being fired Ethnicity Incompatibility or personality differences Alcohol or substance abuse Length of time coping Standard of living Child support
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Cohabitation Factors Contributing to Divorce Cohabitation requires a lesser commitment Cohabiting men are less marriage-minded than women Cohabiters are typically less religious Cohabiters have higher rates of relationship violence Cohabiters have higher levels of marital expectations
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The series of stages by which couples –
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