Intimate Relationships – Romantic The article of “Destructive Disagreement Belief, Disagreement, Negative Conflict, and Relationship Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships” analyzes the results of many different studies regarding the destructive disagreement belief and its effects on relationship satisfaction. The destructive disagreement belief, implied throughout the article, is the belief by individuals in a relationship that disagreement is destructive to the relationship. On the basis that this belief is irrational and unrealistic, the article cites Ellis and Harper (1961) and Epstein and Eidelson (1981). The former find that “various irrational beliefs could lead to dissatisfaction with one’s marital relationship.” Likewise, the latter find that “unrealistic beliefs about the relationship itself could also result in dissatisfaction with the relationship.” Similar beliefs that are irrational and unrealistic like the destructive disagreement belief include: mindreading is expected, partners cannot
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