The role of friendship, trust, and love in happy German marriages
Marriage and Family Review
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The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the role that friendship, trust, and love played in the courtship and marriages of eleven German heterosexual couples (twenty-two individuals, including three couples of mixed national heritage) who reported their marriages to be happy. A conceptual model is proposed of how the components of friendship, trust, and love (i.e., love experienced as emotion, behavior, and commitment) may form a foundation for happy German marriages. Identified themes inform suggestions for how these findings can be used by educators, practitioners, and clergy to support and strengthen German marriages.
German courtship; German friendship; German love; German marriage; German trust; happy German marriage; mixed German marriage
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- Outras Ciências Sociais - Ciências Sociais