Transformative processes in marriage: An analysis of emerging trends.

  title={Transformative processes in marriage: An analysis of emerging trends.},
  author={Frank D. Fincham and Scott M. Stanley and Steven R H Beach},
  journal={Journal of marriage and the family},
  volume={69 2},
The study of conflict has dominated psychological research on marriage. This article documents its move from center stage, outlining how a broader canvas accommodates a richer picture of marriage. A brief sampling of new constructs such as forgiveness and sacrifice points to an organizing theme of transformative processes in emerging marital research. The implications of marital transformations are explored including spontaneous remission of distress, nonlinear dynamic systems that may produce… CONTINUE READING
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