Transactional Relations Between Couple Relationship Quality and Depressive Symptoms

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2019 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference


Fort Worth, TX

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The three innovative papers in this symposium focus on individual well-being in the context of couple relationships. Together, they underline the significance of capturing complex dynamics linking couples’ relationship quality and well-being from early adulthood to middle and later life. In particular, these papers examine the financial wellbeing of young adults, the psychological well-being of midlife couples, and physical wellbeing in later life, utilizing longitudinal data to examine change over time and state-of-the-art data analysis techniques. This symposium will stimulate nuanced conversations regarding links between couple relationships and individual well-being and help move the literature on individual wellbeing towards greater consideration of interpersonal, transactional, and family systemic perspectives.

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