Prioritize family, value stability more than spontaneity, regular schedules, value sharing and companionship, not assertive but don't avoid conflict.
Believe relationships shouldn't constrain individual freedoms. Value autonomy, irregular schedules, high assertiveness and conflict engagement.
Low sharing and companionship, psychologically distant, routinized but separate schedules, avoid conflict. Historically separate marriages were the norm. Kids can turn a traditional or independent marriage into this.
Gay Male Marriages have:
Same percentage of Traditional Marriages/Relationships. Fewer independent marriages. More Separate marriages.
Lesbian Relationships have:
More traditional marriages. Fewer independents. Fewer Separates. Report highest equity, most effective conflict resolution.
Gay Males Fidelity
Percent of college students who have had a LDR.
Four Challenges of LDRs
Cost more money to maintain. May face lack of support from their local social networks. Being "hypersensitive" to how they spend their time when they are together. Missing the day-to-day sharing of casual time and mundane activities that function to bond couples together.
5 Strategies of Successful LDRs
Regularly offer assurances. Focus on Positivity. Strive to mutually maintain openness, honesty, & trust. Spend the time they are together, wisely. Compensate for lack of shared activities and join activities.
90% of people report having at least one long distance friendship 80% report having a close friend who is long-distance.
Most Frequent Reasons of Deterioration of LDF
Geographic separation LDFs rarely visit solely for the sake of reuniting Affected by economic resources. Don't accept change as a natural part of life and their relationship. Have a strong sense of shared history. Share a sense that they can "pick up where they left off" after being out of touch for a while.
Reasons a LDF lasts.
Accept change as a natural part of life and their relationship. Have a strong sense of shared history. Share a sense that they can "pick up where they left off" after being out of touch for a while.
FWB at msu
53% female respondents have experience: Range 1-6 59% male respondents have experience: Range 1-7
Most Commonly Reported Emotions linked with FWBs
Happiness-34% Falling in Love 19% Negative uncertainty- 19% Anger- 18% Distress about inequity- 16% (unequal emotional investment. NO SEX DIFFERENCES
Motivation for FWB
Most commonly reported motivation=relationship avoidance. NO commitment.
Barriers to FWBs
Most common barrier = relational concerns.
The more eros you are
less likely to have an FWB
FWB experience was positive for
Manic and ludic love types. Manic-want it to be a relationship, want to hang on.
OUTCOMES of FWBs
30% Still involved. 38% Just friends, no more sex. 25% Not friends at all. 4% Now Dating their FWB
Workplace Relationships vary
according to status, intimacy, and choice.
A message that individuals remember for a long period of time that has a major influence on their work life. A piece of advice or words of wisdom.
Professional Behavior MM
"Always have a positive attitude", "Think before you speak"
Work Expectations & Rules MM
"Always Be On Time"
Work Ethic MM
"Never settle for mediocrity"
Office Politics MM
"Always be nice to the administrative assistant"
Characteristics of MM
Most messages received in: informal, face-to-face communication within the first week of work.
Implications of MM
Tension exists between needing to "fit in" and needing to "stand out"
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