13 Marital - Marital Dissolution Marital Objective Objective To examine several theoretical models in order to understand why some couples stay

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Marital Dissolution Marital Dissolution
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Objective Objective To examine several theoretical models in order to understand why some couples stay together while others break up
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A few statistics… A few statistics… Almost 90% of Americans get married The average marriage lasts 7 years There is a new trend of ‘Starter Marriages’: a first marriage with no children that ends after a few years Approximately 40% of US marriages involve a 2 nd or subsequent marriage for one or both partners The rate of divorce is approximately 40% (2002 National Center for Health Statistics)
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Change in Divorce Rate Change in Divorce Rate Year Divorce Rate (Married Women 15+) 1940 8.8% 1946 17.9% 1951 9.9% 1957 9.2% 1965 10.6% 1970 14.9% 1975 20.3% 1979 22.8% 1981 22.6% 1985 21.7% 1990 20.9% 1993 20.5% 1994 20.5%
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Brainstorm Brainstorm Why do people choose to stay together or breakup?
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A step back… A step back… Why do people want to be in relationships?
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Weiss’s Six Categories of Weiss’s Six Categories of Relational Provisions Relational Provisions 1. Attachment Sense of security/place Absence = emotional loneliness 1. Social Integration Shared concerns Absence = social loneliness 1. Opportunity for Nurturance Sense of being needed Absence = meaninglessness
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Weiss’s Six Categories of Relational Provisions Relational Provisions 4. Reassurance of Worth Sense of competence Absence = low self-esteem 4.
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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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13 Marital - Marital Dissolution Marital Objective Objective To examine several theoretical models in order to understand why some couples stay

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