Does Forgiveness Affect Marital Satisfaction?

This study determines married couples’ experiences that negatively affected their lives and their relationships and that they have had difficulty forgiving, what they did to overcome these incidents, and how they have reacted to each other. The study also examines the variables predicting spouses’ marital satisfaction. The study employs a nested mixed methods design in which 289 married individuals living in Turkey participated. Of the participants, 97 stated having had an experience with their spouses that they could not forgive. These data were analyzed using content analysis. The Marital Life Scale was administered to determine participants’ marital satisfaction. Stepwise regression analysis was used to determine the variables that predict the participants’ marital satisfaction. The participants’ experiences with their spouses that were difficult to forgive involved neglect and abuse, communication problems and quarrels, problems related to in-laws, distrust and infidelity, economic problems, addictions such as alcohol and gambling, and problems related to sharing household chores. The participants used different methods to solve the problems they have with their spouses. The study has identified having an unforgivable experience and reacting to problems experienced by being cross as the predictive variables of marital satisfaction. Some incidents in married life resulted in marital bonds weakening.

Affetmek Evlilik Doyumunu Etkiler Mi?

Bu çalışmada evli çiftlerin hayatlarını ve ilişkilerini olumsuz olarak etkileyen, birbirlerini affetmekte zorlandıkları yaşantılarının neler olduğu, bu olayın üstesinden gelmek için neler yaptıkları ve her hangi bir sorun karşısında birbirlerine nasıl tepki verdikleri belirlenmiştir. Ayrıca evli bireylerin evlilik doyumlarını yordayan değişkenlerin neler olduğu araştırılmıştır. Türkiye’de yaşamakta olan 289 evli bireyin katılımı ile gerçekleştirilen araştırmada iç içe karma desen kullanılmıştır. Katılımcılardan 97’si eşleri ile ilişkilerinden affedemedikleri bir yaşantısı olduğunu belirtmiştir. Bu veriler içerik analizi ile analiz edilmiştir. Katılımcıların evlilik doyumunu yordayan değişkenleri belirlemek için ise aşamalı regresyon analizi kullanılmıştır. Katılımcıların eşlerini affetmekte zorlandıkları yaşantıları, ihmal ve istismar yaşantıları, iletişim sorunları ve kavgalar, kök aile ile ilgili yaşanan sorunlar, güvensizlik ve aldatma, ekonomik sorunlar, alkol kumar gibi bağımlılıklar, ev işlerinin paylaşımı ile ilgili sorunlar olarak belirlenmiştir. Katılımcıların eşleri ile yaşamış oldukları bu sorunları çözmek için farklı yöntemler kullandıkları tespit edilmiştir. Araştırmada, affedilemeyen bir yaşantının olması ile yaşanan sorunlara küserek tepki verme evlilik doyumunu yordayan değişkenler olarak elde edilmiştir. Evlilik hayatında yaşanan bazı olaylar eşler arasındaki bağın zayıflamasına yol açmaktadır.

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