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13 & 14 - Chapter 13 14 Leaving or Repairing The...

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Chapter 13 & 14 Leaving or Repairing?
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2 The Changing Rate of Divorce The Prevalence of Divorce About 1 out of every 9 adult women in the U.S. is presently divorced… …and more than a third of the children do not live with their biological fathers.
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3 The Changing Rate of Divorce Why Has the Divorce Rate Increased? Several influences may underlie the big increase in American divorce: Demanding expectations Women work outside the home Western culture is more individualistic Divorce is less shameful and easier to obtain There are more children of divorce
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4 The Predictors of Divorce Levinger’s Barrier Model three factors influence the breakup of relationships: Attraction Alternatives Barriers
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5 The Predictors of Divorce Karney and Bradbury’s Vulnerability-Stress- Adaptation Model suggests another three factors : Enduring vulnerabilities Adaptive Processes Stressful events
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6 The Predictors of Divorce
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