Why Relationships may Change or End. By Mr Daniel Hansson. Models of Relationship Dissolution. Lee’s sequences of separation model (1984) Duck’s model of dissolution (1999). Lee’s Sequences of Separation Model (1984). Based on a survey on 112
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By Mr Daniel Hansson
Based on a survey on 112
romantic break ups of premarital couples, Lee identified
the following stages:
which could be triggered by a threshold.
Breakdown-Dissatisfaction leads to crisis. Repair strategy: correct own faults
Intra-psychic phase-Thinking about relationship in private, then with close friend. Repair strategy- re-establish liking for partner.
Dyadic phase- Deciding to break up/repair: repair strategy- recalculate rules forfuture.
Social phase. Include others in your argument i.e. take your side.Repair strategyoutsidersencourage reunion.
Grave Dressing- Public & private dissection of relationship. Repair strategy- Try tosalvage friendship and agree upon acceptable version of events.Duck’s Model of Dissolution (1999)