Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Tea Trillingsgaard

Relationship Help-seeking in a Danish Population Sample

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Empirically supported couple interventions often transfer from the US to several other parts of the world yet we have little data on their final reach. This study investigated relationship help-seeking in a random population sample of 1,371 individuals living with a partner in Denmark, a European high income - high divorce country. Only a small fraction of respondents had ever sought couple education (3%) or counseling/therapy (7%) with their partner. Among respondents experiencing a severe relationship crisis, individual types of help-seeking were the most prevalent. Both women (38.9%) and men (27.8%) with a recent relationship crisis sought information online, and mostly women (19.4%) also sought individual therapy. Findings can inform strategies for increasing the reach of couples in new cultural contexts.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume45
Issue3
Pages (from-to)380-394
Number of pages15
ISSN0194-472X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • COUPLES, DEPRESSION, FAMILY-THERAPY, HEALTH, MARITAL QUALITY, MARRIAGE CHECKUP, OURRELATIONSHIP PROGRAM, PREMARITAL EDUCATION, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, SATISFACTION

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