The interactions between power and couple satisfaction for women

Valerie Handley, Kristy Soloski, Alex Lopez, Sara Smock, Sara Eslhershaby

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Abstract

Gender and power impact heterosexual relationships<br>immensely. Imbalanced power dynamics within a relationship<br>can lead to challenges. This study seeks to examine<br>the reported power dynamics in a therapeutic seeing of<br>women within a heterosexual relationship. The aim of this<br>study is to see if (a) women have more perceived power<br>after five therapy sessions of therapy and (b) this perceived<br>power influences relationship satisfaction. Results include<br>women reporting greater equality in their relationship<br>power dynamic after therapy sessions. This increase in<br>perceived power also correlated with a higher relationships<br>satisfaction.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Feminist Family Therapy
StatePublished - Jan 2019

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