| Published: March 15, 2018
The Relationship between Maladaptive Schemas and Affective Divorce in Unsatisfied Couples: A Cross Sectional Study
Introduction: One of the issues that arise in the area of the family is affective divorce. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between maladaptive schemas and affective divorces in unhappy couples in Hamedan city. Methods: The research design was correlational. The statistical population of the study was including all unsatisfied couples referring to counseling centers in Hamedan city in 2016-2017. A sample of 80 unsatisfied couples was selected using available sampling method. For collecting data, Yang’s short form schema questionnaire and Gatman’s affective divorce questionnaire were used. Pearson correlation method was used to analyze the data. Results: The findings showed that there was a positive and significant relationship between the scales of disconnection and rejection and impaired autonomy and performance, impaired limits, and between over vigilance and inhibition with affective divorce in couples. Discussion and Conclusion: According to the results of the study, it can be said that by identifying and correcting maladaptive schemas, marital satisfaction could be increased and the level of affective divorce in couples could be decreased.
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2018 © Malekanehr P, Mohagheghi H & Yaghoobi A
Received: February 20, 2018; Revision Received: March 13, 2018; Accepted: March 15, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018