Marriage & Family
In the United States, as many as 80% of adults get married before they turn forty years old. These relationships are extremely impactful – they can produce love, joy- and for some- hardship, as evidenced by increasing divorce rates. So how can people initiate and sustain meaningful marital relationships? What does a committed, dynamic and engaging marital relationship look like?
Although there may not be a single answer to either of these questions, some research suggests that certain characteristics, such as communication, openness, and maintaining a realistic perspective, may relate to healthy marriages. Applying these characteristics to your relationship can be a significant challenge, but seeking support from a psychologist could greatly help this process. Search our database today!
Resources to consider:
- FindaPsychologist.org: Marriage & Family Self-Help Resources
- The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University – Sexual Satisfaction Over Time
- National Health Marriage Resource Center – What is a Healthy Marriage?
- American Psychological Association – Healthy Divorce
- National Association of School Psychologists – Divorce: A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Children