The Effectiveness of Systemic-Structural Couple Therapy on Forgiving Spousal Infidelity in Married Women in Shiraz

Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Gachsaran Branch, Gachsaran, Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad Iran.


To determine the sample size, 30 subjects were selected using the available sampling method and randomly assigned into two groups of control and experiment (each group was 15).
Results: The mean forgiveness of the hypothesized betrayal of the experimental group (M = 3.8), after adjustment, was higher than the mean of the control group (M = 2.1). Therefore systemic-structuralist paternalistic therapy has been effective in increasing the forgiveness of hypothetical betrayal (P <0.05).
Discussion and Conclusion: The results have shown that the use of indicators such as forgiveness, appreciation and affectionate actions increases the positive emotions in individuals (both patient and normal).


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