9 - Transitions - Transitions: Marriage and Parenthood...

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Transitions: Marriage and Parenthood
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Transition to Marriage Transition to marriage - time when a newly formed couple integrates with the extended family system
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Tasks 1) Establishing identity as a married couple marital/family themes 1. How couple represents itself to society 2. Way to maintain connections with family of origin 3. Show the uniqueness of the couple negotiation of marital roles role conflict - lack of clarity/agreement on how roles should be played out congruence of conjugal identities conjugal identity - represents identity of each individual as a spouse
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Tasks 2) Defining marital boundaries distance between family and friends 1. Formed by boundary rules from family of origin 2. Extent of individuation of each spouse from family of origin distance within the marriage 3) Managing the household housekeeping strategies 1. Gender socialization 2. Specific expertise 3. Power/control managing finances
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Tasks 4) Managing the emotional climate of the
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course SOCI 200 taught by Professor Bartolic during the Winter '11 term at The University of British Columbia.

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