Intimacy pp 247-266 | Cite as

Intimacy and Conjoint Marital Therapy

  • Bernard Frankel


The seeking and valuing of intimacy is a modern marital expectation and benefit that is highly correlated with desires for marital happiness. The social and cultural ferment of the last fifty years has irreversibly altered the old reasons for initiating and perpetuating marriage (Grunebaum & Christ, 1976). The traditional marriage has been the chief casualty of these social changes.


Mate Selection Interpersonal Process Marital Therapy Joint Resistance Marital Happiness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Frankel
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  1. 1.Rocky PointUSA

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