Marital Conflict: Correlates, Structure, and Context

Abstract

Marital conflict has deleterious effects on mental, physical, and family health, and three decades of research have yielded a detailed picture of the behaviors that differentiate distressed from nondistressed couples. Review of this work shows that the singular emphasis on conflict in generating marital outcomes has yielded an incomplete picture of its role in marriage. Recently, researchers have tried to paint a more textured picture of marital conflict by studying spouses’ backgrounds and characteristics, investigating conflict in the contexts of support giving and affectional expression, and considering the ecological n i che o f couples in the i r broader environment.

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@inproceedings{Fincham2003MaritalCC, title={Marital Conflict: Correlates, Structure, and Context}, author={Frank D. Fincham}, year={2003} }