Title

Strong Navajo Marriages

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research

Volume

15

Issue

2

Publisher

Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Publication Date

7-1-2008

First Page

1

Last Page

17

DOI

10.5820/aian.1502.2008.25

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study, conducted in two Navajo Nation chapters, was to learn what makes Navajo marriages strong because no research has been done on this topic. Twenty-one Navajo couples (42 individuals) who felt they had strong marriages volunteered to participate in the study. Couples identifi ed the following marital strengths: (1) maintain communication, (2) nurture your relationship, (3) learn about marriage, (4) be prepared for marriage, and (5) have a strong foundation.

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