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May 14, 1938

Emotional Adjustment in Marriage

JAMA. 1938;110(20):1699. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790200067031

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Abstract

With the rapid clinical development of marriage therapy, a book on emotional adjustment in marriage has long been awaited. There is no doubt that marriage is one of the most important problems that confront the human race today. Even the actual excuse for its existence is under fire. Clinicians are anxiously attempting to analyze the social factors which make for good marriage, conditions that have been statistically studied by Dickinson, Hamilton and others for the purpose of finding out attitudes, interests and sources of conflict in marriage, and the psychiatrist has gone into considerable detail to understand where the dynamisms possible for success and failure in this relationship are built up. The gynecologist has a place in marital adjustment. Practically speaking, he is probably called on more often to advise mismated couples than any other professional individual. His knowledge of the generative organs of the female, which after all offer

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