ERIC Number: EJ391796
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? The Relationship between Desired Level of Intimacy and Marital Adjustment.
Harper, James M.; Elliott, Michael L.
American Journal of Family Therapy, v16 n4 p351-60 Win 1988
Examined relationship of discrepancy between couple's actual level of intimacy and desired level of intimacy and marital adjustment using data from 185 randomly selected couples. Results revealed that discrepancy between actual and desired intimacy of husbands and wives was highly predictive of marital adjustment. Couples with low intimacy scores who did not desire more intimacy had good marital adjustment. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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