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Keywords

Marriage; Marriage--Psychological aspects; Love; Home; Honeymoons;

Abstract

For many people, having a happy satisfying marriage is the ultimate goal in a marital relationship. However, what constitutes a happy marriage is not always clear. Many people go into marriage with high ideals and expectations, but without the reality that marriage is an entity in its own right that needs to be maintained daily. Communication, including conflict resolution, is a large part of a successful marriage. Other characteristics include sharing positive feelings, having more positive than negative interactions, having a solid friendship, maintaining a strong commitment, and staying focused on the positive aspects of the marriage. Marriage is difficult, but building relationship skills can ensure better marital satisfaction, as will be addressed in this paper.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

John K. Smith

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (32 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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