|The Concept and Aspects of A Successful Marriage As Stated By Successful Iranian Couples and Experts: A Qualitative Study|
|Farzaneh Zaheri1, Mahrokh Dolatian2, Mohammad Shariati3, Masoomeh Simbar4, Abbas Ebadi5, Seyede Batool Hasanpoor Azghadi6|
|1Clinical care research center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5Behavioral Sciences Research Center Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
6Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Keywords : Marriage, Couples, Qualitative Research
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Objectives: Successful marriage and the strengthening family foundation bring about numerous positive outcomes for both the family and society.Therefore; the purpose of this study was to investigate the concept and dimensions of successful marriage from the perspective of successful couples and experts in this field.
Materials and Methods: This qualitative study was done by the conventional content analysis method through the participation of 10 Iranian couples (10 men and 10 women) and 14 experts in related courses to marriage. The research environment was the health centers. Having acquired at least %70 of the score from ENRICH questionnaire, the couples entered our study. Sampling was done purposefully, and the data was collected using unstructured in-depth interview, and they continued until saturation was achieved. In the meantime, data analysis was conducted using conventional content analysis method.
Results: The main concepts achieved from the data were four main themesand ten main categories. Main theme was including recognizing and understanding needs, life skills, personality liberation, and development and flourishing.
Conclusion: For a successful marriage, the couple’s premarital knowledge of each other and their spouse family, knowing necessary life skills, recognizing and understanding married life are necessary. Moreover, the couples will acquire the necessary development and flourish to manage married life through achieving positive behavioral qualities including personality liberation. For achieving success in married life, one cannot ignore the role of training in acquiring life skills both before the married life and after it.
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