Flashcards in Chapter 10 part 2 Deck (20):
Which situation usually results in the least disruption following a divorce?
a. the husband initiates the divorce
b. the wife initiates the divorce
c. the couple have already raised their children
d. the couple are newly married with no children
the couple are newly married with no children
Many couples who divorce appear to follow a “divorce cascade.” What does this mean?
a. They experience similar challenges and situations.
b. Those caught in the cascade inevitably divorce.
c. The farther along they are in the sequence, the less likely they are to divorce.
d. The entire family realizes that the marriage is falling apart.
They experience similar challenges and situations.
Which steps does the “divorce cascade” usually involve?
a. decision to divorce, planning the breakup, separation
b. increased conflict, consideration of divorce, separation
c. emotional crisis, separation, family reorganization
d. emotional separation, custody decision, family reorganization
increased conflict, consideration of divorce, separation
Divorcing couples may delay separation until a time that is suitable. What happens during this time?
a. new roles are developed
b. the couple moves past blaming each other
c. division of assets is determined
d. the divorcing couple becomes involved in activities outside the family
the divorcing couple becomes involved in activities outside the family
What is the term for a divorced person who shares the responsibility for his or her child?
a. custodial parent
b. binuclear parent
d. nonresidential parent
Which of the following is least likely to be a part of planning the breakup of the family system?
a. telling extended family members
b. settling custody of the children
c. working out finances
d. getting married again
getting married again
During temporary separations, the family can be under a great deal of stress since its members are uncertain who is part of the family. What is this kind of stress called?
a. a transitional state
b. a sleeper effect
c. boundary ambiguity
d. member uncertainty
Zack and Chloe, who have just separated, are still having many fights, particularly about their children. According to the text, what is an important task they need to accomplish?
a. learning to get a response from each other
b. separating marital and parental relationships
c. combining parental and ex-partner relationships
d. developing strong boundary ambiguity
separating marital and parental relationships
What is an important aspect of separation?
a. deciding custody arrangements for children
b. slowing down the “divorce cascade”
c. taking advantage of sleeper effects
d. working out how to separate from the ex-spouse’s extended family
deciding custody arrangements for children
Samantha lives with her mother and visits her father each weekend. From Samantha’s point of view, what is this arrangement?
a. joint custody
b. a binuclear family
c. a one-parent family
d. a transitional state
a binuclear family
Divorce usually produces a transitional state. Which of the following is usually part of such a state?
a. negotiation new relationships
b. a return to old patterns of behaviour
c. holding on to previous roles
d. continuation of family developmental tasks
negotiation new relationships
Typically, how long does the disequilibrium usually last following separation or divorce?
a. six months
b. from one to three years
c. from three to four years
d. more than five years
from one to three years
Which of the following is an important developmental task for a divorced person to accomplish?
a. a custody battle
b. an emotional divorce
c. preoccupation with the lost relationship
d. achieving a transitional state
an emotional divorce
Which of the following is probably a sign that an emotional divorce has taken place?
a. anger over the breakup
b. friendship with the ex-spouse
c. yearning for the lost relationship
d. custody battle to punish the ex-spouse
friendship with the ex-spouse
Generally, within how many years will most divorced persons have built a reasonably satisfying life?
Which of the following is a pattern of adjustment to divorce?
According to the text, which of the following are anxious for a new mate and may not be careful in their choice following divorce?
a. single mothers
b. the defeated
Which of the following is usually part of the emotional crisis of divorce?
a. building new social networks as a divorcing couple
b. still being emotionally attached to the ex-partner as a spouse
c. redefining themselves as nonparents
d. forming a new identity as a single person
forming a new identity as a single person
Kathryn is newly divorced. How are she and her daughter probably coping economically?
a. They are better off financially because their family is smaller.
b. They are better off because they receive child support payments.
c. They experience a drop in their standard of living.
d. They experience severe poverty and welfare dependency.
They experience a drop in their standard of living.