Title

Marital Problems and Marital Satisfaction Among Brazilian Couples

Keywords

marital problems, marital satisfaction, Brazilian couples

Abstract

As the practice of marriage and family therapy is spreading across the world, it is important for knowledge regarding marital processes and patterns to expand to countries outside of North America and Europe. This study examined common marital problems faced by Brazilian couples. The sample consisted of 80 married couples living in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Results showed that money, children, jealousy, and sex were common problems faced by Brazilian couples. There were few gender differences found. Sex and alcohol had a significant impact on marital satisfaction of wives, and sex had a significant impact on marital satisfaction of husbands.

Original Publication Citation

Miller, R. B., *Nunes, N. A., Bean, R. A., Day, R. D., Falceto, O. G., Hollist, C. S., & Fernandes, C. L. (2014). Marital problems and marital satisfaction among Brazilian couples. American Journal of Family Therapy. 42,153-166.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-05-11

Publisher

The American Journal of Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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