Intimacy in Romanian Couples. Implications for the Psychological Health of the Family

Milka Nicoleta APOSTU, Maria Nicoleta TURLIUC

Abstract


In the variety of processes that shape a healthy couple relationship, intimacy plays a leading role as a determiner of commitment. The issue of understanding intimacy is even more up to date considering the increased number of separations during the past years and also the increased interest for therapy. The present study aims at investigating intimacy in 32 Romanian couples, the connection it has to positive emotions, dyadic satisfaction and commitment to the relationship. The main method used in the present study is a daily electronic diary, completed by each partner of the couple in the course of a week. The diary was developed on the basis of validated instruments and transformed in an electronic, user-friendly variant. The collected data encapsulates information relevant for the understanding of the dynamics of Romanian couples. The daily discussion subjects and other “fill-in” data that have been gathered on a daily basis, portrait the map of discussions and interests in Romanian couples, very important details regarding intimacy, self-disclosure and emotions within the couple that lead to the strong, positive bond of a healthy family. 

How to cite: Apostu, M. N. & Turliuc, M. N. (2017). Intimacy in Romanian Couples. Implications for the Psychological Health of the Family. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty, Section: Social Sciences, VI(1), 63-72. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/lumenss.2017.0601.06



Keywords


intimacy, satisfaction, psychological health, communication, commitment

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