Learning Objectives

15.1: Explain the general reasons why relationships end.

15.2: Describe the types of communication that are related to breakup as well as the types of communication that help prevent divorce.

15.3: Describe the five processes in Duck’s relational dissolution model and contrast this to catastrophe theory.

15.4: Describe the various strategies that people use to end relationships and know whether each strategy is unilateral or bilateral and direct or indirect.

15.5: Explain the negative and positive effects that breakups have on people.