Attachment theory is one of the important theories to explain the romantic relationships in adult period. Attachment styles can be also significant in choosing the partner as they can affect romantic and marital relationships in interpersonal relationships. Moreover, in their first periods of marriage couples are so pleased with their relationship and thereafter by the time passes, the mutual adjustment and satisfaction become less and less. In this study, under the view of romantic relationships and attachment styles of loving couples, engaged couples, couples married up to and including 5 year period and couples married for more than 5 years, it is examined whether the couples show difference in terms of the adjustment of their relationship. The following study has been carried out with 400 participants (200 women, 200 men) chosen from loving couples engaged couples, couples married up to and including 5 year period and couples married for more than 5 years. The subjects have been residing in Ankara. As measuring instruments, Demographic Information Form, Close Relationships Inventory, Relationship Scales Questionnaire and Dyadic Adjustment Scale were used. The findings achieved in view of the study aim were discussed according to the previous studies and theory. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Halat, M. I., & Hovardaoǧlu, S. (2011). The relationship between forms and durations of relationships and attachment styles of couples. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 30, pp. 2567–2574). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.10.502