HDFS 2300 - Marriage - Ch. #3

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HDFS 2300 - Marriage - Ch. #3

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MARRIAGE PRINCIPLESMarriage Definition:A specific family subsystem comprised of two adults from two families of origin who have bonded together to form what they intend to be a stable and long-term cohabiting relationship.Includes:"Traditional marriages" - heterosexual; religious or civil institution.Experimental marriages:Voluntary marriages - based on love, common law.Trial marriages - live together and may marry.Long-term cohabitation - never plan to marry.Same-sex couples Relationship QualitySatisfaction - an individual's subjective evaluation of the marriage; the degree to which one perceives their needs to be met.Happiness - how a person feels about his/her marriage; emotional state.Adjustment - how a person views the relationship with their partner; communication, goals.Stability - how likely a couple is to divorce.5 Marriage Types1. Conflict-Habituated Relati

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