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Intimate Relationships – Romantic Effect of the destructive disagreement belief on relationship satisfaction with a romantic partner or closest friend This article cites Ellis’s rational-emotive-behavior therapy (1962) and Beck’s cognitive therapy (1976) through the idea that certain beliefs exacerbate feelings. In fact, Ellis and Harper (1961) suggest that relationship satisfaction may be decreased by having one of these five beliefs: 1) the dire need for love, 2) perfectionism is achievement, 3) a philosophy of blame and punishment, 4) catastrophizing frustrations, and 5) emotions are uncontrollable. Also, Eidelson and Epstein (1982) suggest that these five irrational beliefs are negatively correlated to relationship satisfaction: 1) disagreement is destructive, 2) mindreading is expected, 3) partners cannot change, 4) sexual
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Unformatted text preview: perfectionism, and 5) the sexes are different. Satir (1967) found the basis for the most dominate of these five beliefs, the destructive disagreement belief, through his idea that martially distressed couples may think that disagreement over preferences, habits, expectations and opinions indicates their partner does not love them. According to the rational-emotive theory, there ought to be no difference in effects of certain beliefs on relationship satisfaction in close friendships or in romantic relationships. This was proven in the study conducted, even though a the pretest relationship satisfaction was significantly more negatively correlated with destructive disagreement in the romantic relationship than in the closest friendship....
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