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The Breakdown of Romantic Relationships


REASONS FOR BREAKDOWN OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS (DUCK)

LACK OF SKILLS (DUCK)
Limited interpersonal skills to make relationship mutually satisfying.
BOEKHOUT ET AL: Infidelity often caused by lack of skills and/or
stimulation. Women = Emotion. Men = Sex. (As cause).

LACK OF STIMULATION
BAXER: lack of…

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Safety from harm: talking about past relationships brings up old
emotions. Exabusive partner may find out about research.

LIMITIED REPRESENTATION:
Research often conducted on white, middle class heterosexuals.

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