Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Marriage; Marriage--Psychological aspects; Love; Home; Honeymoons;
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
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
John K. Smith
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©2006 Britni J. Anderson
Anderson, Britni J., "Optimal characteristics for happy and satisfying marriages" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 278.