Title

Exploring Relationship Functioning in Premarital Caucasian and Latino/a Couples: Recognizing and Valuing Cultural Differences

Keywords

divorce, first marriage, couple dynamics

Abstract

Recent divorce trends show that 43 percent of first marriages end in separation or divorce (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2002). Furthermore, second marriages fail at a rate of about 60 percent (Gottman, 1994). Based on these figures, it becomes imperative to have a deeper understanding of marital as well as premarital couple dynamics.

Original Publication Citation

Parra Cardona, J. R., & Busby, D. M. (2006). Exploring relationship functioning in premarital Caucasian and Latino/a couples: Recognizing and Valuing Cultural Differences. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 36, 345-359.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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