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12/9/2010 Intimate Relationships Romantic Relationship Stability o Predicting Relationship Success: CL Alt Comparison Level of Alternatives A person’ CL Alt is set at best perceived relationship outcomes outside of the current relationship When current outcomes slide below CL Alt, instability increases 2 letters in relationship stability What you’re getting What you can get Breaking up is hard to do… o Comparison Level of Alternatives Cost of leaving relationship is part of CL Alt Structure of environment is important Set up environment around relationships we have to build Monetary outcomes Shared goods Friendships Family and children CL Alt and Abusive relationships o CL Alt explains why people stay in abusive relationships If Current Outcome > CL Alt – you stay
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12/9/2010 Thus, if being single is worse than being with an abuser, relationship is maintained If CL Alt > Current Outcome – you leave Discord in Adult Relationships
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PSY 221 taught by Professor Hugenberg during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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