people live longer, suffer less from illness, and recover more quickly. Married people exhibit
fewer risk taking behaviors and suffer less from depression and other psychiatric disorders
(VanDenBerghe, 2000). People who are married...
that a married couple should live by. I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted
to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations
around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and...
Personal commitment originates from the desire to continue in a relationship. There are
three parts of personal commitment. They include: attraction to one’s partner, marital
satisfaction or attraction to the relationship, and...
men, rises with their earnings. In a study by Carroll et al. (2009), emerging adults stated primary
qualities they believed predicted marriage readiness include interpersonal competencies and
developing capacities to care for others....
characteristics, such as love, loyalty, sensitivity, and trust, were all descriptions of commitment
used by both married couples and those couples who were cohabiting (Pryor & Roberts, 2005).
construct the meaning of commitment in their relationships” (p. 2). This leads to the first
RQ1: How do couples construct and re-construct the meaning of commitment
through events in courtship?
To gain a greater...
The next questions in the interview process were designed to address the research
questions. Follow-up questions were often asked according to the relevancy during the interview
and to encourage the participants to be more in-depth...
Ben and Kaylee Wright are another example of how friendship can aid a couple in the
construction of commitment. Ben and Kaylee met in September 2007 while attending a small,
western university. Ben and his roommates lived in an...
Another unexpected finding was that planning for the future was a theme found in all of
the interviews with the participants concerning communicating commitment. Participants
communicated their commitment to their spouse by talking...