kids together Less pressure from their familiessociety to get married because

Kids together less pressure from their

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kids together Less pressure from their families/society to get married because of this Cohabitation More people cohabitate now instead of getting married Decreasing the divorce rate because it allows people to discover if they are compatible before getting married In the 1980s they felt pressure to get married if they cohabited but now it works as a test for married life “Protective” Class differences College educated people have an 11% chance of getting divorced in their first 7 years of marriage Without a college education, people have a 17% chance of getting divorced in their first 7 years of marriage Getting married at a lower rate than people with college education brings the number of divorces down Class Feelings on Divorce 1% = under no circumstances 22% = disapprove of it except in extreme cases 31% = should be avoided if possible 46% = if that’s what an individual decides, they should be free to divorce Class results did not correlate to whether or not their parents were divorced Theories of Marriage Failure Enduring dynamics-stress Couples bring weaknesses into marriage that are activated during stressful periods A system that worked well under circumstances at beginning of marriage doesn’t function as well when problems arise Disillusionment model-passionate, ignore bad qualities Couples start strong and fade quickly couples who get divorced quickly after marriage were together short time
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before marriage Evident that those couples are in passionate love and that tends to fade over time Some couples who start strong in passionate love, it fades and they don't have a foundation that is working Disclaimer: Doesn’t say that all couples who have this pattern get divorced Divorce When One Spouse is Seriously Ill Seen most frequently in terms of divorce Study from brain oncologist 515 patients married at diagnosis (53% female) 214 with malignant brain tumor 193 with solid brain tumor (non-malignant, no nervous system involvement) 108 with multiple sclerosis Divorce rate was 11.6% during the time of the study Huge gender disparity 20.8% of female patients were divorced 2.9% of male patients were divorced Men less likely to get divorced if they have a serious illness (protective) Women more likely to get divorced if they have a serious illness (risky) Change in roles Men outnumber women, look for healthy women, disrupts sex life Patients who were divorced (divorced vs not divorced) More likely to use antidepressants (96% vs 11%) Less likely to participate in clinical trials (65% vs 92%) More likely to be hospitalized 2 or more times (96% vs 4%) Less likely to die at home (20% vs 77%)- considered a positive outcome Divorce seemed to have an enormous impact on a person’s health and outcome Illness can disrupt a functional marriage and make it dysfunctional to the point of divorce Why do you think gender is risk factor for women and protective for men?
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