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1

All of the following background factors are predictive of marital stability EXCEPT:

-Financial Success

-Religious Participation

-Wife's Education

-Supportive Friends

Wife's Education.

2

Choosing to be with people who are similar to ourselves is called:

Homogamy.

3

The primary traits of healthy families are:

Communication and listening.

4

In order to asses cognitive compatibility we try to:

Estimate how another person thinks.

5

Cox suggest that conflict-free marriages are:

A myth.

6

Unexpressed dissatisfaction tends to:

Create hostility.

7

Spouses show a lack of respect and appreciation when they express:

Disinterest.

8

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 counseling.

-Premarital medical examinations.

Extensive legal protection.

9

When compared to non-cohabiting couples, couples who cohabit before marriage tend to have:

High divorce rates.

10

Cox believes that the most attractive feature of the single life is the fact that it offers people:

A sense of freedom.

11

In a marriage, personal growth is triggered by:

Change.

12

The dramatic increase in the number of people living alone has been attributed to:

High divorce rates and extended singleness.

13

The three foundation blocks of successful communication are:

Commitment, growth orientation, and noncoercive atmosphere.

14

The myth of the "right" partner ignores the fact that a couple's problems are caused by: ______

Their relational skills.

15

Every human relationship is based on ______

Communication

16

Research suggests that marital instability is greatest with _______

Serial cohabiters