Flashcards in Chapter 4 part 2 Deck (16):
the ability to define ones feeelings
Define perfectionism in the context of marriage
when one partner is trying to live up to the expectations of the other, can be destructive
Define insecure attachment
Needing constant reassurance, can lead to greater stability, but decreases satisfaction
Define androgynous people
High levels of feminine and masculine qualities
high levels of effective communication result in what?
less likelihood of problems
What is one indicator for high marital quality in regards to communication
the ability to read nonverbal communications
Verbal disagreements are higher in what kind of marriage?
What are five areas of conflict that have to do with extended family?
Balancing time spent with nuclear and extended family
Changing family roles and rules
Pleasing parents or spouse
Struggling with power
Fearing future obligations to older relatives
name five factors related to a drop in marital satisfaction when children are home
1. Birth of the child is usually a marital high
2. influence of child upon where to work and live
3. One parent may become jealous of the relationship the other parent has with the child
4. Demands of new child can affect relationship (interrupted sleep)
5. conflicts over child rearing
what is the single most cited cause of divorce?
What sex is more likely to be unfaithful?
Males, but that is changing
when marriage gets rough, what are three important factors to remember?
commitment, forgiveness, and sanctification
define devitalized marriages?
characterized by dissatisfaction on all 9 dimensions of marriage
Define vitalized marriage
Characterized by satisfaction on all 9 dimensions of marriage
wife and husbands play equal roles