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The Breakdown of Relationships

Reasons for Relationship Breakdown ­ Duck

Lack of Skills
Duck Interpersonal skills such as social skills, so:
communication (poor conversation)
poor at showing interest
unrewarding in interactions
Others perceive them as not being interested in relating ­ breakdown before even starting

Lack of Stimulation
Social Exchange…

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Evaluation

Extramarital affairs
Major reason for breakdown is affairs
Boekhout ­ affairs may be a direct reaction to perceived lack of skills and/or stimulation in current relationships
Asked undergraduates to rate various secual and emotional reasons for men and women to be
unfaithful in committed relationship ­ judged sexual reasons…

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