An Examination of Couples' Difficulties With Emotional Expressiveness and Their Marital Satisfaction

  title={An Examination of Couples' Difficulties With Emotional Expressiveness and Their Marital Satisfaction},
  author={Paul L. Yelsma and Sherilyn Marrow},
  journal={Journal of Family Communication},
  pages={41 - 62}
This study investigated a sample of 66 husbands' and wives' perceived difficulties with emotional expressiveness and their marital satisfaction. The Toronto Alexithymia Scale (Taylor, 1994) was used to assess couples' difficulties identifying, describing, and personalizing emotions, and the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (Spanier, 1976) was used to assess their marital satisfaction. Results from 2 piece-wise regression models indicated that both husbands' and wives' difficulties with emotional… 
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  • Nick E. Frye-CoxColin Hesse
  • Psychology
    Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association
  • 2013
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