Positive Communication and Partner Appraisals Among Mothers and Their Long-Term Male Partners: Impact on Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction

Christine E. Leistner, Kristen P. Mark

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Abstract

Parents in the USA struggle to maintain their sexual and relational health over time. The current study aimed to investigate the impact of positive communication and partner appraisals on sexual and relationship satisfaction in a sample of 93 mixed sex couples (N = 186) with children living in the home on a full-time basis. Results indicated that for men and women, positive communication scores predicted higher levels of sexual and relationship satisfaction and more positive partner appraisals predicted higher levels of relationship satisfaction. Significant results were also found at the couple-level. Findings have clinical and educational implications for parents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-281
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was funded by the Patty Brisben Foundation for Women?s Sexual Health.

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© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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