Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 225–242 | Cite as

Long-Term successful Marriages in Israel

  • Shlomo A. Sharlin


Long-Term Marriages (LTM) in Israel is part of a larger on-going international research. Our study focuses on two related questions: Are all long term marriages successful and satisfying? Similar studies have been undertaken in the United States, Sweden, Germany, and Chile. This paper focuses on the Israeli results with a few cross-cultural comparisons. Israel adds several unique features to the research: the people to whom LTM applies have emigrated to Israel from 112 different countries, with different cultures and nationalities; how Holocaust survivors are distributed in comparison to the rest of the population; Israel has the lowest divorce rate in the west; family life being a highly valued norm among Jewish people, it will be interesting to determine what keeps couples together and whether the motives and ingredients for satisfying marriages are similar or different from other countries.

Key Words

long-term marriage successful marriage Israel family therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shlomo A. Sharlin
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  1. 1.The Center For Research and Study of the Family, School of Social WorkThe University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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