13 Breakup & Divorce - Part 2

13 Breakup & Divorce - Part 2 - Break-up&...

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Unformatted text preview: Break-up & Divorce – Part 2 Factors that Facilitate Adult’s Adjustment to Divorce Being the initiating spouse Education & employment People who are better education/have jobs/careers where they can support themselves are going to have an easier time, can go out and get their own place Support from a new partner End to a highly conflicted marriage Problematic to spouses and children, if divorce is severing ties w/ partner so you wont be living day to day with conflict, help facilitate adjustment Factors that Facilitate Children’s Adjustment to Parental Divorce Protective Factors Living with a competent, adequately functioning parent Functioning: structural function- parents can get children to school on time, doctor’s visit, paper works done, etc. Poorly functioning: effect of divorce is worse Joint custody Providing protection from neg affect with divorce Low parental conflict Theories of Divorce 1. Enduring Dynamics Model Bradbury & Karney (1995) People enter marriages with enduring vulnerabilities that increase risk of divorce Pick bad partners Family of origin issues Financial hardship, conflict, parental divorce- bring into own marriages....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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