The Suffocation of Marriage: Climbing Mount Maslow Without Enough Oxygen

  title={The Suffocation of Marriage: Climbing Mount Maslow Without Enough Oxygen},
  author={E. Finkel and C. M. Hui and Kathleen L. Carswell and Grace M. Larson},
  journal={Psychological Inquiry},
  pages={1 - 41}
  • E. Finkel, C. M. Hui, +1 author Grace M. Larson
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Inquiry
  • This article distills insights from historical, sociological, and psychological perspectives on marriage to develop the suffocation model of marriage in America. According to this model, contemporary Americans are asking their marriage to help them fulfill different sets of goals than in the past. Whereas they ask their marriage to help them fulfill their physiological and safety needs much less than in the past, they ask it to help them fulfill their esteem and self-actualization needs much… CONTINUE READING
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