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Connection Rituals

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Types Of And Negotiation Of Connection Rituals In Newlywed Couples, Rachel N. Davis May 2006

Types Of And Negotiation Of Connection Rituals In Newlywed Couples, Rachel N. Davis

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The purpose of this study was to examine the types of connection rituals and negotiation patterns that newlywed couples use in their marriage. Past research has shown that rituals can have a positive effect on marital satisfaction . Five research questions guided the study: (1) Who initiates rituals and the frequency in which the rituals are performed? What process does the couple go through to negotiate them? (2) What percentage of rituals do newlywed couples take from their family of origin? (3) Are women the "kin keepers" in their fami ly/relationship? (4) Are there certain factors newlyweds take into consideration ...