To sum up , this fascinating study supports the idea that some breakup strategies cause more distress than others, that the type of breakup strategy people use reflects their overall approach to relationships, and that—most interestingly—it may be possible to change your breakup strategy. By thinking about good relationships, you may be better able to end the one that isn’t working for you. Not only can this ease the feelings about the breakup experienced by your partner, but also help you become more fulfilled in your own future relationships.
Minkevitch and Bate believed if they could get Pendleton to come on as the director of Utah’s Task Force on Homelessness he could mobilize the LDS, unite the different homeless-service providers, and sell the Housing First paradigm to the Legislature. Minkevitch’s agency had a close relationship with LDS leaders; the church had been a big donor for his shelter, The Road Home. Bate had worked with Lt. Gov. Olene Walker, who had just ascended to the governorship when Mike Leavitt was appointed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. He asked her to write a letter to LDS elders, requesting that they “loan” Pendleton to the state. She did, and the church leaders said yes. It was a perfect marriage between church and state.