The text observes that when faced with a complaint from their partner, men tend to withdraw emotionally while women do not. This response is so common that therapists have named it the “__________ pattern.”
John and Danielle were constantly using criticism, passive-aggressive behavior, and contempt during their fights, and they hadn’t said any words of love or touched each other for months. According to Huston and Melz, which type of marriage do they have?
1) Hostile 2) Bland 3) Warm 4) Tempestuous
2. Positive affect
__________ involves the expression, either verbal or nonverbal, of one’s feelings of affection toward another.
Research shows that distressed marital couples are distinguished by
1) excessive positive affect. 2) open communication. 3) their negative exchanges during conflict. 4) an overemphasis on listening.
Enrique and Nicole were civil yet distant in their relationship. They never had conflict, but also never slept together and rarely spoke to one another in intimate ways. According to Huston and Melz, which type of marriage do they have?