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Transactional Analysis: A Marital Therapy


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1 P .G. Department of Psychology, Munshi Singh College (BRABU), Motihari, Bihar, India
2 Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Timarpur , Delhi, India
     

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The present article was a theoretical review regarding the use of Transactional Analysis as Marital therapy and its effectiveness. Married couples often hope for a perfect relationship. Unfortunately now days intimate relationships are often unsatisfying and marked by numerous conflicts. On the basis of review of literature, it was found that in India the rate of divorce and separation has increased drastically. Common problems include poor understanding, lack of recognition and acceptance, financial independence, lack of communication, ineffective communication etc. The popular marital therapies being used by counselors include CBT, Psychodynamic counseling, Gottman method attachment therapy , etc. But use of transactional analysis as marital therapy was found to be limited in Indian context. Literature proves the effectiveness of TA while dealing with relationship conflicts, understanding and eliminating negative ego state behaviors, developing personal awareness and improving the quality of relationship between people. Therefore the suggestions for using T A as marital therapy as well as for conducting future researches were suggested.

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Marital Relationships, Marital Therapies, Transactional Analysis.
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Vidushi Dixit
P .G. Department of Psychology, Munshi Singh College (BRABU), Motihari, Bihar, India
K. Ramachandran
Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Timarpur , Delhi, India

Abstract


The present article was a theoretical review regarding the use of Transactional Analysis as Marital therapy and its effectiveness. Married couples often hope for a perfect relationship. Unfortunately now days intimate relationships are often unsatisfying and marked by numerous conflicts. On the basis of review of literature, it was found that in India the rate of divorce and separation has increased drastically. Common problems include poor understanding, lack of recognition and acceptance, financial independence, lack of communication, ineffective communication etc. The popular marital therapies being used by counselors include CBT, Psychodynamic counseling, Gottman method attachment therapy , etc. But use of transactional analysis as marital therapy was found to be limited in Indian context. Literature proves the effectiveness of TA while dealing with relationship conflicts, understanding and eliminating negative ego state behaviors, developing personal awareness and improving the quality of relationship between people. Therefore the suggestions for using T A as marital therapy as well as for conducting future researches were suggested.

Keywords


Marital Relationships, Marital Therapies, Transactional Analysis.