Flashcards in Module 3 Deck (16)
All of the following background factors are predictive of marital stability EXCEPT:
Choosing to be with people who are similar to ourselves is called:
The primary traits of healthy families are:
Communication and listening.
In order to asses cognitive compatibility we try to:
Estimate how another person thinks.
Cox suggest that conflict-free marriages are:
Unexpressed dissatisfaction tends to:
Spouses show a lack of respect and appreciation when they express:
Cox argues that engagements are functional because they provide all of the following benefits EXCEPT:
-Extensive legal protection.
-Time to examine long range goals.
-Premarital medical examinations.
Extensive legal protection.
When compared to non-cohabiting couples, couples who cohabit before marriage tend to have:
High divorce rates.
Cox believes that the most attractive feature of the single life is the fact that it offers people:
A sense of freedom.
In a marriage, personal growth is triggered by:
The dramatic increase in the number of people living alone has been attributed to:
High divorce rates and extended singleness.
The three foundation blocks of successful communication are:
Commitment, growth orientation, and noncoercive atmosphere.
The myth of the "right" partner ignores the fact that a couple's problems are caused by: ______
Their relational skills.
Every human relationship is based on ______