A Literature Review of the Strengths and Limitations of Premarital Preparation: Implications for a Canadian Context

  • Amy Rose Green University of British Columbia
  • Lynn D. Miller University of British Columbia
Keywords: Premarital Preparation, Premarital Counselling

Abstract

The adverse effects of marital dissolution and dissatisfaction point to a need for interventions, such as premarital preparation, to improve marital quality. Although several studies support the potential for premarital preparation to improve couples’ marital satisfaction and interpersonal skills, results from other studies are mixed. Moreover, current research investigating the effectiveness of premarital preparation in a Canadian context is virtually nonexistent. This literature review examines the contributions and limitations of premarital preparation from international research and discusses implications and next steps for Canadian researchers and practitioners.

Author Biographies

Amy Rose Green, University of British Columbia
MA student, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lynn D. Miller, University of British Columbia
Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Published
2013-01-07
How to Cite
Green, A. R., & Miller, L. D. (2013). A Literature Review of the Strengths and Limitations of Premarital Preparation: Implications for a Canadian Context. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 47(2). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/59863
Section
Articles/ Articles