13 Breakup & Divorce

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Break-up & Divorce
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Overview Process of dissolution Adjusting to breakups Trends in divorce +/- consequences of divorce 2 research perspectives Enduring Vulnerabilities Theory - explain divorce Parental conflict, divorce, & children’s adjustment
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Dissolution of Relationships Process of dissolving relationships 5 general stages
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Dissolution of Relationships 1. Personal phase Partners begin to grow dissatisfied, feeling disgruntle – Recognition of problems Happening within individual, not telling partner yet. Gradual Intrapsychic Happens in your head; growing sense of awareness that are bothering you.
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Dissolution of Relationships 2. Dyadic phase Exposure of problem to partner Put cards on the table (talking about problem w/ partner) Time when unhappy partner reveals his/her discontent/ problems to partner. Negotiation, confrontation, accommodation Stay or go? Feeling: Shock, anger, hurt, relief Partners are trying to resolve conflict, sometimes partner will make promises to other
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Dissolution of Relationships 3. Social phase Partners publicize distress Seek out family & friend support; telling their side of story. Looking for support and understanding Self future vs. relationship future Partners will make plans for themselves, not including other partner. Symbolic purging Getting rid of stuff that reminds you of relationship; mourning loss of relationship. Process of indiv; riding yourself of partner; removal of partner stuff out of own life
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