Presenter Information

Marlisha MarcellinFollow

Academic Field

Psychology

Faculty Mentor Name

Beverly Moore

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

It is known that pre-marital counseling has a positive effect on couples and the future success of their marriage through its effects on each individual’s identity. Using Erik Erikson’s theory of identity development and his views on intimacy, as well as an analysis of psychological literature on pre-marital counseling, the positive effects of pre-marital counseling are revealed. This research supports the view that pre-marital counseling can enrich couples’ relationships, lead couples to feel more secure in their own identities, and can lower the rate of divorce. Due to this new understanding, pre-marital counseling not only is a positive start to a lifelong relationship, it is significant to an individual’s identity.

Keywords

Marlisha Marcellin Pre-Marital Counseling

Start Date

10-4-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Holmes Hall B0002

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Apr 10th, 9:30 AM Apr 10th, 11:00 AM

The Positive Effects of Pre-Marital Counseling on Identity

Holmes Hall B0002

It is known that pre-marital counseling has a positive effect on couples and the future success of their marriage through its effects on each individual’s identity. Using Erik Erikson’s theory of identity development and his views on intimacy, as well as an analysis of psychological literature on pre-marital counseling, the positive effects of pre-marital counseling are revealed. This research supports the view that pre-marital counseling can enrich couples’ relationships, lead couples to feel more secure in their own identities, and can lower the rate of divorce. Due to this new understanding, pre-marital counseling not only is a positive start to a lifelong relationship, it is significant to an individual’s identity.