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1

Define expressiveness

the ability to define ones feeelings

2

Define perfectionism in the context of marriage

when one partner is trying to live up to the expectations of the other, can be destructive

3

Define insecure attachment

Needing constant reassurance, can lead to greater stability, but decreases satisfaction

4

Define androgynous people

High levels of feminine and masculine qualities

5

high levels of effective communication result in what?

less likelihood of problems

6

What is one indicator for high marital quality in regards to communication

the ability to read nonverbal communications

7

Verbal disagreements are higher in what kind of marriage?

troubled

8

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

9

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

10

what is the single most cited cause of divorce?

infidelity

11

What sex is more likely to be unfaithful?

Males, but that is changing

12

when marriage gets rough, what are three important factors to remember?

commitment, forgiveness, and sanctification

13

define devitalized marriages?

characterized by dissatisfaction on all 9 dimensions of marriage

14

Define vitalized marriage

Characterized by satisfaction on all 9 dimensions of marriage

15

Define egalitarian

wife and husbands play equal roles

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what are the nine dimensions of marriage?

1. personality issues
2. communication
3. conflict resolution
4. financial management
5. leisure activities
6. sexual relationship
7. children and parenting
8. family and friends
9. religious orientation