The causal role of theories of relationships: consequences for satisfaction and cognitive strategies.

@article{Franiuk2004TheCR,
  title={The causal role of theories of relationships: consequences for satisfaction and cognitive strategies.},
  author={Renae Franiuk and Eva M. Pomerantz and Dov Cohen},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={1494-507}
}
Two studies demonstrated the causal role of relationship theories in influencing relationship satisfaction and the processes affecting satisfaction. In both studies, participants were induced to hold either the soulmate or work-it-out theory. Feelings that one's partner was ideal (or not) were associated with relationship satisfaction more strongly for people induced to hold the soulmate theory than the work-it-out theory (Study 1). In Study 2, participants' beliefs about their relationships… CONTINUE READING
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