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151 - Forgiveness

151 - Forgiveness - Forgiveness 1.Infidelity 2.Jealousy...

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Forgiveness  What are relational transgressions? Occur when people violate implicit or explicit relational rules Top three relational transgressions: 1.  Infidelity 2.  Jealousy 3.  Deception 1.  Sexual and emotional infidelity Common—nearly 7 out of 10 husbands and 5 out of 10 wives 71% of men and 57% of women in dating relationships Reasons for Infidelity: 1.  Dissatisfaction 2.  Boredom, need for excitement 3.  Need to boost self-esteem and feel attractive 4.  Trying to get revenge 5.  Sexual incompatibility
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Responses to infidelity: 1.  Angry retreat 2.  Accommodation 3.  Assertive response 2.  Jealousy How is it different than envy? Jealous thoughts: Primary appraisals: o Assess existence and quality of a rival relationship, including threat Secondary appraisals: o Involve more specific evaluations of the jealousy situation, including  possible causes and outcomes 3.  Deception Forgiveness = releasing the hostility and resentment from an interpersonal 
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  • Spring '09
  • forgiveness, relational transgressions, conditional strategies, Explicit forgiveness, Relational consequences

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