Compatibility, Leisure, and Satisfaction in Marital Relationships

  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},
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