This paper proposes that the basis of marriage is the quid pro quo agreement, which must be recognized in any marital therapy. Symmetry and complementarity are reviewed as the two ways in which the three basic marital issues of power, intimacy, and boundaries are worked out in the quid pro quo negotiations. Implications for therapy are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||American Journal of Orthopsychiatry|
|State||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Applied Psychology