Breakdown of romantic relationship

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What are the 2 main theories involved in the breakdown of romantic relationships?
Reasons for breakdown - Rollie + Duck & Model of Breakdown - Duck
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What are the reasons for breakdown (R+D) ?
1. Lack of skills 2. Lack of stimulation 3. Maintenance difficulties
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What are the stages in the model of breakdown (D)?
1. Breakdown 2. Intrapsychic stage 3. Dyadic processes 4. Social processes 5. Grave dressing 6. Resurrection
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Explain the reasons for breakdown?
1. lack of skills - lacking social skills, seem disinterested- breaks down b4 really gets going. 2.lack of stimulation-if formation of RR=presence of stimulation, a reason to end =lack of it. 3. M- will place a strain on relationship many cant cope
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Explain the stages of breakdown?
1. one person is unhappy 2. broods about cost + losses 3. talks to other partner about future + problem 4. breakup = public + seek support from 3rd parties 5. reconstructs a version of the breakup 6. uses breakup for personal growth
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Baxter
Lack of stimulation is often reported when breaking up (RFB)
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Shaver et al
University is often responsible for breaking up relationship (RFB)
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Holt + Stone
Little decrease in relationship satisfaction if lovers are able to reunite regularly (RFB)
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Rohlfing
70% = LDRR 90%= LDF (RFB)
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Brehm + Hassin
women = likely to leave if unhappy + men likely to leave due to sexual withholding (RFB)
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Boekhout et al
sexual infidelity = reason for man to be unfaithful + lack of commitment for women asked undergrads (RFB)
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Lee
Should be made clear that this model are broken down into stages which happen over a long period of time (MFB)
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Buss et al
Reasons for jealously in men = sexual infidelity + for women = emosh infidelity
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Franzoi
Men are usually the ones with power, so when their partner leaves them, they feel like they've been stripped of their power + so is very hard for them
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Eyensech et al
Jealously = a reason for breakup
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Tashiro + Frazier
when asked undergrads who had just gone through a breakup - reported serious distress but personal growth
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Akert
Men want to cut loses + women want to remain friends
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Any positive outcomes of this research?
CCET (couple coping enhancement therapy) - used to try and help couples improve quality of relationship (Cina et al - found it's very successful)
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