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Conflict, Marital

  • By: Frank D. Fincham
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Marital conflict refers to overt opposition between spouses that is identified by the spouses as disagreement or a source of difficulty in the relationship. Couples complain about sources of conflict ranging from verbal and physical abusiveness to personal ...

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