Compatibility, Leisure, and Satisfaction in Marital Relationships

@article{Crawford2002CompatibilityLA,
  title={Compatibility, Leisure, and Satisfaction in Marital Relationships},
  author={Duane W. Crawford and Renate M Houts and Ted L. Huston and Laura J. George},
  journal={Journal of Marriage and Family},
  year={2002},
  volume={64},
  pages={433-449}
}
This study challenges the prevailing view that marital companionship promotes marital satisfaction. By following a cohort of married couples for over a decade and by incorporating several methodological improvements-such as refining the measurement of marital satisfaction, determining how much spouses enjoy doing the leisure activities they pursue together and apart, and using diary data to portray marital leisure patterns-we found that the association between companionship and satisfaction is… 
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