The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction: Happiness in Stable Marriages: The Early Years

Published on Jan 1, 1998
· DOI :10.1017/CBO9780511527814.007
Joseph Veroff36
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Elizabeth Douvan7
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+ 1 AuthorsLinda K. Acitelli23
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