Breakdown of Relationships

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1) Rollie & Duck

  • Intrapsychic: internal feelings
  • Dyadic: feelings shared
  • Social Stage: announcing breakup
  • Grave Dressing: making up breakup stories

2) Lee's 5 Stage Model: surveyed 112 B-ups of premarital r-ships. Produced this model

  • Dissatisfaction: not satisfied
  • Expose: tell partner
  • Negotiation: negotiating
  • Resolve: attempts may be made
  • Termination: if everything fails, ship terminated!!!


3) Tashiro & Frazier (support for R+D)

  • surveyed undergraduates recently broken up
  • found> experienced personal growth/distress
  • got clear ideas about future partners.


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