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date: 17 February 2020

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Relationship distress and divorce often have profound effects on couples and their children. Relationship science has long sought to prevent and alleviate relationship distress; this chapter is a summary of many important recent developments in the field. Ongoing challenges in studying and assisting intimate relationships are also discussed.

Keywords: long-term relationship, intimate relationship, couple intervention, marriage, relationship distress, divorce, distressed marriage, marital distress

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