ERIC Number: EJ459015
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Is the U-Curve of Marital Satisfaction an Illusion? A 40-Year Study of Marriage.
Vaillant, Caroline O.; Vaillant, George E.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v55 n1 p230-39 Feb 1993
Forty-year study of 169 college men and their wives examined marital satisfaction prospectively and retrospectively. Examined retrospectively, marital satisfaction followed weak curvilinear patterns with lowest point of marriage at approximately 20 years. Studied prospectively, U-curve disappeared and marital satisfaction remained relatively stable, particularly in middle and later years. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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