Ideal Characters of Successful Marriages<br />By: Tisha Roberts<br />
Purpose of Topic<br />Purpose of this topic paper are to identify ideals, contributing to long-lasting, successful marriag...
Relationships Purposes<br />Relationships serves many purposes.<br /><ul><li>The fulfillment of needs
Establishing Friendship
Building companionship
Obtaining love, support and romance</li></li></ul><li>How Are Relationships Formed<br />Courtship phase<br />       This i...
How is Friendship Formed<br />Friendship is formed when participating members  in a relationship engage in activities such...
Kissing
Caressing
Communicating
Sharing Common Interest</li></ul>Friendships are relationships that may lead to marriage.<br />
What is a Marriage<br />Marriages are defined as two people in a significant commitment(relationship), whom ideal is to lo...
False Marital Hopes<br />Some individuals getting married have strong beliefs of how a marriage should be.  Unfortunately,...
Couples are never to argue
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  1. 1. Ideal Characters of Successful Marriages<br />By: Tisha Roberts<br />
  2. 2. Purpose of Topic<br />Purpose of this topic paper are to identify ideals, contributing to long-lasting, successful marriages.<br />By exploring the characteristics, the audience will understand what the idealsare, and how to obtain them. The audience will also understand what contributes to failing marriages<br />
  3. 3. Relationships Purposes<br />Relationships serves many purposes.<br /><ul><li>The fulfillment of needs
  4. 4. Establishing Friendship
  5. 5. Building companionship
  6. 6. Obtaining love, support and romance</li></li></ul><li>How Are Relationships Formed<br />Courtship phase<br /> This is the initial stage in which relationships are formed. This phase is described as a phase when two participating members get together to become known by each other, and being introduced to one another’s style, behavior, and personality. (Glasser, 1998)<br />The best relationships are relationship in which both partners havesimilar personalities. (Mickel, E., 2009)<br />Couples that exemplifies similar personalities are defined as finding a friendship.<br />
  7. 7. How is Friendship Formed<br />Friendship is formed when participating members in a relationship engage in activities such as<br /><ul><li>Hugging
  8. 8. Kissing
  9. 9. Caressing
  10. 10. Communicating
  11. 11. Sharing Common Interest</li></ul>Friendships are relationships that may lead to marriage.<br />
  12. 12. What is a Marriage<br />Marriages are defined as two people in a significant commitment(relationship), whom ideal is to love one another in each other’s lifetime.<br />Their relationship has become of most important, or moved to another level, which may include a legal document , conjoining them together as one.<br />
  13. 13. False Marital Hopes<br />Some individuals getting married have strong beliefs of how a marriage should be. Unfortunately, these beliefs are unrealistic in achieving successful marriages. (Sprecher & Metts, 2009, Weaver & Ganong, 2004) Some of these beliefs are:<br /><ul><li>Marriages should be perfect
  14. 14. Couples are never to argue
  15. 15. Love conquers all difficult situations
  16. 16. Sex should always be pleasant</li></li></ul><li>What are Ideal Characters of Successful Marriages<br />Studies on married couples have found that there are some ideal characteristics that make a successful marriage. (Fenell,1993) Those characteristics are as follows:<br />Life time commitment to marriage<br />Loyalty to spouse<br />Respect for spouse as friend<br />Strong moral values <br />Commitment to sexual fidelity<br />Faith in God and spiritual commitment<br />Desire to please and support spouse<br />Good companionship<br />Willingness to forgive and be forgiven<br />
  17. 17. Are There More Ideals?<br />Other studies that have been conducted has shown that couples have related more characteristics as a make up of successful marriages,(Collins & Coltrane, 1991), those being:<br />Faithfulness<br />Understanding<br />Good sex life<br />Children<br />Common <br />Sharing household chores<br />Having enough money<br />Similar backgrounds<br />
  18. 18. Can Humor Be an Ideal Factor?<br />In fact, humor is considered an important characteristic of successful marriages. <br /> couples have to understand what type of humor he/she is using in their relationship, being careful not to offend their partner. (Cann, Zapata, Davis, 2011)<br />
  19. 19. Last But Not Least; Failing Marriages<br />Given the list of characteristics that make up successful marriages, one may think that those attributes are easily obtainable. Those attributes are obtainable, but when obtained, the characteristics must maintained constantly.<br />Can Failing Marriages Be Detected Early?<br />Marriages can be detected for failure early, starting in the beginning stages of a relationship, during the courtship phase. Problems that exist before marriage, will most likely continue within a marriage, unless the problem has been addressed and solved properly. (Vaughan, 1986)<br />
  20. 20. Ending Points<br />We have learned that there are ideal characteristics of successful marriages, and that those characteristics must be established during the beginning stages of a relationship before a couple decides to get married, but one married, the couple must maintain and build up those characteristics on a constant to success proof their marriagel<br />
  21. 21. Credits:<br />Cann, A., Zapata, C.L., & Davis, H.B., 2011. Humor style and relationship satisfaction in dating couples. Perceived versus self-reported humor styles as predictions of satisfaction.<br />Collins, R. & Coltrane, S., 1991. Sociology of marriage and the family: Gender, love and property. Chicago; Nelson-Hall.<br />Fenell, D.L., 1993. Characteristics of long-term first marriages. Journal of mental counseling, 15, 446-460<br />Glasser, W., 1998. Choice Theory. A new psychology of personal freedom. New York: Harper Collins<br />Mickel, E., Hall, C., 2009. Choosing to love: Basic needs and significant relationships. International Journal of Reality Therapy.<br />
  22. 22. Credits (Continue):<br />Sprecher, S. & Metts, S., 1999. Romantic beliefs: Their Influence on relationships and patterns of change over time. Journal of Social and Personal Relationship, 16, 834-851<br />Vaughan, D., 1986. Uncoupling: Turning points in intimate relationships. New York: Oxford University Press.<br />Weaver, S.E., & Ganong, L.H., 2004. The factor structure of the romantic beliefs scale for African Americans and European Americans. Journal of Social and personal Relationships, 21, 171-185.<br />

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