Investigating the effectiveness of emotion-based couple therapy on marital adjustment


  • Maryam Omidi Master of General Psychology, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran



Background and purpose: Marital compatibility is a state of compatibility in the relationship between spouses, during which couples respond constructively to the requirements of the relationship. The success of a couple's life depends on their success in marital compatibility, and incompatibility leads to tension; Therefore, this research was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of emotion-based couple therapy on marital adjustment.

Research method: The research design was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test. For this purpose, 30 couples (60 people) from Mashhad City were selected by purpose-based sampling and randomly placed in two experimental and control groups. First, the couples answered the marital adjustment questionnaire, and then the people in the experimental group were trained in EFT emotion-based couple therapy for 10 sessions. SPPS-24 software and covariance analysis were used for data analysis.

Findings: The results of the pre-test and post-test comparison of the two groups showed that emotion-based couple therapy training has a significant effect on increasing marital adjustment.

Conclusion: As a result, emotion-based couple therapy has affected increasing marital compatibility, and the results of this research can be used to reduce marital problems.


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How to Cite

Omidi , M. (2024). Investigating the effectiveness of emotion-based couple therapy on marital adjustment. International Journal of New Findings in Health and Educational Sciences (IJHES), 2(2), 41–47.