Journal of Adult Development

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 43–51 | Cite as

Mindfulness and Marital Satisfaction

  • Leslie C. Burpee
  • Ellen J. LangerEmail author


This study investigated the relationships among mindfulness, marital satisfaction, and perceived spousal similarity. All 95 subjects responded to a questionnaire measuring each of these variables, and an additional series of demographic variables. A significant positive relationship was found between mindfulness and marital satisfaction, with no statistically significant relationship found between perceived spousal similarity and marital satisfaction. There was a stronger correlation between mindfulness and marital satisfaction than the correlation between marital satisfaction and any of the other variables, including similarity. These results carry meaningful implications for the role of mindfulness techniques within the context of building and maintaining happy marital relationships and general well-being.

Key Words

mindfulness marital satisfaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyHarvard UniversityCambridge

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