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Unformatted text preview: 3. According to authors, how do stressful environments affect couples ability to maintain their relationship? Stressful environments make more problems for couples to overcome. If the couples have to overcome stressful environments then they have less time to work on other problems in the relationship. Day to day interactions that help maintain a happy relationship get overlooked because of the stressful environment. 4. What two reasons were offered by the authors for why interventions developed for middle-class couples might not generalize to lower-income couples? One reason that interventions developed for middle class couples shouldnt be generalized for lower income couples is that the two sets of couples probably face different types of problems. Also a valuable relationship may be very difficult to maintain for lower income couples....
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