Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Whisman, M. A. 2010. Marriage Counseling. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Problems in marriage and other close relationships are widespread. For example, the divorce rate in the United States is approximately 50%. Relationship problems are also among the most common reasons for people seeking mental health services. There is good evidence that marriage counseling is effective in treating relationship problems and a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders.