And relationship quality in dating couples
The poor relationship quality characteristic of cycling during relationships seems to persist into cohabitation and marriage.
It’s as though the lower quality experienced during dating carries over into the next stages of a relationship, in which more constraints make it harder to get out of (i.e., cohabitation, marriage).
The poorer relationship quality marking cycling among dating couples, then, seems to transfer into the more committed contexts of cohabitation and marriage.
What to Do About It While many on-again/off-again relationships transition into stable partnerships, it remains an empirical question as to why many of these relationships are fraught with distress.
I think a major part of this article was missing- the "why" for people who do this kind of thing. The co-dependant aspect I was expecting to see seemed to be missing entirely, would like to see another article that delves further into how people fall into the "cycle" I personally think this happens a lot with personality disordered people. On the flip side is the codependent who keeps getting sucked back in. How dare you draw conclusions based on your inability to bond.
I have been involved with two narcissists and both of them had a long history of on again/off again relationships. In my experience, the cause of cycling is due to a difference in expectations. There are too many women out there so willing to blame their shortcomings on men who won't put up with their crazy shite.
In general, only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a web site, can be stored in a cookie.I was too used to every argument we have causing us to break up.I even got to the point where I was shocked people actually go through with their marriages.Interestingly, though, the pattern appears to stop there.Overall, married couples who embark on trial separations are no more or no less likely to have experienced cycling prior to marriage—perhaps because marriage adds additional constraints (factors that make it more difficult to break up).