This is an interpretative phenomenological study examining the lived experiences of five long-lasting, self-report satisfied, German-American military couples, using semi-structured interviews. Each bicultural couple that participated was married thirty years or longer and consisted of one German native wife and one American veteran husband. Eight themes emerged from the data: (a) tri-cultural marriage experiences; (b) faith, religion, belief systems; (c) intimacy; (d) overcoming: good coping, commitment, and humor; (e) respect and appreciation systems; (f) trust and fidelity; (g) communication and the need to improve; and (h) keeping things alive.
Keywords: Bicultural marriage, Long-lasting marriage, Phenomenology, and Veterans
|Commitee:||Bochmann, Andreas, Trout, Amy|
|Department:||School of Psychology and Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- Virginia|
|Source:||DAI-B 76/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, European Studies, Counseling Psychology, Military history|
|Keywords:||Bicultural, German spouse, Long-lasting, Marriage, Phenomenology, Satisfaction, Veterans|
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