Sustaining Long-distance Relationship Through Love, Trust, And Dedication Among Married Couples

Joki Perdani Sawai and Rezki Perdani Sawai and Mahirah Masdin and Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz (2023) Sustaining Long-distance Relationship Through Love, Trust, And Dedication Among Married Couples. MANU Jurnal Pusat Penataran Ilmu Dan Bahasa, 34 (1). pp. 63-80.

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Today’s socio-economic aspects often shape the diverse family dynamics in which couples opt for long-distance marriages that require them to live separately and apart to earn better incomes. Living separately and away are certainly a challenge that requires appropriate action between the long-distance marriage couples. This study examines how love, trust, and commitment help married couples maintain their long-distance relationships. The importance of those three feelings in determining the continuation of marriages was the focus of the long-distance relationship factor. A total of 110 married couples living apart were the subject of the study in which intimacy, passion, and commitment comprised the three love-related dimensions that were measured. While commitment included the intention to persist, a sense of attachment, and a long-term perspective, trust was scored on a single domain. The Triangular Love Scale measured the love variable, the Dyadic Trust Scale gauged trust, the Investment Model Scale (IMS) measured commitment (Rusbult, Martz, & Agnew, 1998), and the Relationship Maintenance Scale evaluated marital maintenance. Passion (r =.294**, k.002) and trust (r =.249**, k.001) were found to have significant positive relationships with marital maintenance while only the commitment domain for long-term orientation had a similar relationship with marital maintenance (r =.199*, k.002). Therefore, the findings suggest that long-term commitment orientation, passion, and trust are likely to promote distance-separated married couples preserve their marriages. The implication is that those three facets are key drivers in preserving and enhancing long-distance marriage bonds among such couples.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Love, Trust, Commitment, Marital maintenance, Long-distance marriage couples
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB1-3840 Economic theory. Demography > HB522-715 Income. Factor shares
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1-2044 The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ503-1064 The family. Marriage. Home
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2023 10:02
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2023 10:02

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