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Volume 19, Issue 89 (7-2020)                   Journal of Psychological Science 2020, 19(89): 639-646 | Back to browse issues page

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nariman Z, AGHAEI JOSHAGHANI A, farhadi H. (2020). A comparison between love addiction and marital adjustment in married people with and without extramarital relationships. Journal of Psychological Science. 19(89), 639-646.
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Professor, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran. (Corresponding Author) , aghaeipsy@gmail.com
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Background: Several studies have investigated the factors of infidelity and the creation of extramarital relationships and marital adjustment of couples. But research comparing addiction to marital love and marital adjustment in married couples with and without extramarital relationships has been neglected. Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare marital addiction and marital adjustment in married couples with and without extramarital relationships.. Method: The research design was causal-comparative. The statistical population of the present study included all married men and women referring to Isfahan consultation centers in the spring of 2018 from whom 58 men and 50 women with extramarital relationships and 49 men and 59 women without extramarital relationship were selected as the research samples through convenient method. In order to collect data, Love Addiction Questionnaire (Paybody, 2005) and Extramarital Adjustment Questionnaire (Spiner, 1976) were used. Independent sample t-test was used in order to analyze the data. Results: The results of the analysis showed that two married groups with extramarital relationships and without extramarital relationships are significantly different from each other in the variables of marital adjustment and love addiction (P<0/05) in a way that the married group with extramarital relationships had significantly higher degrees of love addiction and lower degrees of marital adjustment compared to the married group without extramarital relationships. Conclusions: According to the results of the present study, it is necessary first to identify the factors creating extramarital relationships through appropriate qualitative study and to attempt to increase love between them through applying couple therapy via improvement of marital adjustment in these couples. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/09/7 | Accepted: 2020/01/11 | Published: 2020/05/3

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