Marital Problems and Marital Satisfaction Among Brazilian Couples

Richard B. Miller, Nalu A. Nunes, Roy A. Bean, Randal D. Day, Olga G. Falceto, Cody S. Hollist, Carmen L. Fernandes

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-166
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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    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(2), 153-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/01926187.2012.741897