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Marriage Counseling

  1. Mark A. Whisman

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0526

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Whisman, M. A. 2010. Marriage Counseling. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. University of Colorado at Boulder

Publication History

  1. 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.


  • marriage;
  • psychotherapy;
  • counseling;
  • psychopathology