Marriage And Family Test 4

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Chapters 11-1 3


 
  
Created Nov 14, 2009
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Possible reason for unhappy, failing marriages
 
lack of preparation given to the MARRIAGE
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You CANNOT afford to
 
not PREPARE for marriage
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•Positive effects of Marriage:
 
-Lead a healthier lifestyle
-Live longer
-Satisfying sexual relationship
-More wealth/...
4
Formula for a successful marriage
 
·         Both partners are friends ·        ...
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Single best predicter of a successful marriage:
 
Age
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Expressing oneself assertively
 
-Eliminate games
-Get comfortable taking care of you
-Request vs. demand
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Positive Reasons to Marry
 
-Companionship
-Love/intimacy
-Supportive partnership
-Sexual partnership
-Sharing...
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Negative Reasons to Marry
 
-Pregnancy
-Rebellion against parents
-Independence
-Rebounding from relationship
-Family/social...
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Effective Premarital Program includes
 
-Premarital inventory
       i.e. Prepare/Enrich
-training...
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Characteristics best predicting a happy marriage:
 
•Realistic attitudes
•Satisfaction with the personality of our partner
•Enjoy communicating...
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One of the major reasons new couples have difficulty adjusting is because
 
they are idealistic
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Vitalized
 
-Highest level of satisfaction in ALL aspects of marriage
-High in communication/conflict...
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Harmonious
 
-Second most satisfied
-Moderately high scores when assessing marital satisfaction
-More...
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Traditional
 
-High scores in areas of children/parenting, equal roles and religion
-Agreed religion is...
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Conflicted
 
-Moderately low scores overall except higher in equalitarian roles/religion
-Problems communicating/solving...
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Devitalized
 
-Lowest scores of all
-Pervasive unhappiness in all areas of marriage
-More likely to...
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Parenthood
 
process of raising children from infants to adults who will provide continuity within the family...
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Myths of Parenthood:
 
-Children will turn out well if they have “good” parents
-Parenthood receives top priority...
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Top 5 parenting issues with Couples
 
1. Having children reduces marital satisfaction
2. Father not involved enough with children
3....
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Transition to Parenthood
 
-Changes one’s whole world
-Some experience disenchantment
-Increased level of stress
-Couple...
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Cost of raising a child- birth to age 17
 
-Lower income family cost for one - $130,290 
       ...
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Cost of children
 
-Clothe a child to age 18 = $22,063
        -Girls>boys
-Keep...
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Parental Support includes:
 
-closeness -cohesion -affection
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Parental Power includes:
 
-rules -discipline -flexibility
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Level of support/control parents exercise impacts
 
  the child socially, psychologically, and academically
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When parenting is too lenient (chaotic) or too strict (rigid) there are
 
more problems with overall psychological adjustment of the child/adolescent
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Children with more balanced amount  of parental control tend to
 
have higher self-esteem, more friends, greater affection for parents and more satisfaction...
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5 Parenting Styles
 
Democratic, Authoritarian, Permissive, Rejecting, Uninvolved
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Democratic:
 
-Parents establish clear rules/expectations and discuss with child
-Parents acknowledge...
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Children in the democratic style
 
-“energetic-friendly”
-Self reliant
-Cheerful
-Copes well with stress -Achievement...
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Authoritarian
 
-Parents establish rigid rules and expectations and strictly enforce them
-Parents expect...
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Children in the authoritarian style
 
-"conflicted-irritable”
-Moody
-Unhappy
-Vulnerable to stress
-Unfriendly
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Permissive
 
-Parents let the child’s parents take priority over their own ideals rarely enforce child...
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Children in the permissive style
 
-Exhibit “impulsive-aggressive” behavior
-Rebellious
-Domineering
-Under-achieving
     ...
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Rejecting
 
-Parents do not pay much attention to the child’s needs
-Leaves child feeling uncared...
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Children in the rejecting style
 
-Often immature
-Often have psychological problems
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Uninvovled
 
-Parents ignore child
-Lets child’s preferences prevail as long as they don’t interfere...
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Children in uninvolved style
 
-Solitary
-Withdrawn
-Underachieving
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Middle Age
 
-Societal definition = between 35 and 65
-Philosophically begins when you begin to think...
40
The Biggest Challenge for middle age men
 
-How to thrive (or even survive) in the working world while maintaining family connections
-Feel...
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Middle-aged women returning to work after long absence places them at a disadvantage because:
 
-Experience discrimination
-Employs demean a woman’s talent
-Doesn’t realize her...
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Sexual activity declines some in the middle ages because:
 
of stress and boredom
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For those who are creative and commited
 
sex can remain pleasurable during the middle ages
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Most-dramatic age-related change in female reproductively functioning, after puberty
 
menopause
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menopause
 
the end of a woman's ability to have children
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Top Causes for Midlife Divorce for Women
 
-Verbal, physical, emotional abuse
-Alcohol or drug abuse
-Cheating
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Top Causes for Midlife Divorce for Men
 
-No obvious problems, simply fell out of love
-Cheating
-Different values, lifestyles
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Strengthening Marriage in the Middle Years
 
-Establish priorities early
-Look for Warning Signs
      ...
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Empty Next syndrome
 
-Feelings of depression, emptiness or lack of purpose some parents feel when their kids leave...
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Spacious Nest
 
a more positive term for empty nest
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Cluttered Nest
 
-1 in 4 (27%) of all 18-24 year-olds live with parents -Adult children return home to live...
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Sandwich Generation
 
Group of adults caught in the middle- raising their own children but having to also care for...


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