Communication in Deteriorating Relationships: Causes, Effects & Patterns


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What defines relationship deterioration?

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1. Which of these is not a characteristic of relationship deterioration?

2. What is the biggest factor that both leads to relationship deterioration and is increased by relationship deterioration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The focus of this quiz and worksheet combo will be on the causes, effects, and patterns of communication in deteriorating relationships. Quiz topics include the definition of relationship deterioration and its characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to know the following information to successfully pass the quiz:

  • The biggest factor that leads to relationship deterioration and is also increased by this deterioration
  • What occurs when communication does not change for the better in a declining relationship
  • If partners in a deteriorating relationship decide to work on their issues, what must change first

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given in the lesson about deteriorating relationships
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as relationship deterioration
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of a weakening relationship

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, please review the accompanying lesson called Communication in Deteriorating Relationships: Causes, Effects & Patterns. This lesson will focus on the following topics:

  • Provides a list of relationship deterioration traits and behaviors
  • Discusses why and when one partner may want to seek out another romantic interest
  • Gives additional information on why communication is so important in a relationship