The impact of the first child on marital happiness

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The effects of the first child on parent's marital happiness were studied using a sample of 185 subjects Marital happiness scores were found to be lower in the subjects who were pregnant, those with 5‐month‐old children, and those with 24‐month old children than the childless couples This study suggests trends indicating that first children may influence marital happiness in a negative manner These findings will assist nurses in the preparation of families for childbearing and the potential changes that may result

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-441
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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The impact of the first child on marital happiness. / Pelish, Peggy L.

In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.01.1993, p. 437-441.

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