Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Clinical practitioners have indicated a concern for couples who have married because of pregnancy. Some would suggest that whatever relationship problems brought them in for counseling can often be traced back to unresolved feelings about the reason for marriage. These feelings and the marriage option following pregnancy frequently become the focus in marriage counseling. Often, when these feelings and attitudes remain unresolved, divorce or discontinuance of the relationship follows.
Northam, Ed, "Comparison of Attitudes Between Premaritally Pregnant Couples and Non-Premaritally Pregnant Couples" (1985). Student Work. 1603.