The Dynamics of the Problems’ Settlement in a Marriage

Indiyah ,, Widi Arini Raharjani


This research was an exploration study of how couples resolved problem in a marriage. It was conducted by interviewing 10 subjects (eight women and two men) and five key informants in Sleman District, Yogyakarta. Almost all of reaserch subject were taking care of divorce in Islamic Court, except one person, who was loking for information abaout how the inheritance share-out. The result of this study showed that all reaserch subject had not been able to solve their marriage problems effectively and yet they had not taken advantage or the Marriage Advisory Council to help them solving and their feeling ashamed to tell their problems. The problem faced by the research subjects were widely various, for examples affairs, financial problems, and other specific issues such as inheritance share-out, or principle differences between couples. This study suggests Marriage Advisory Council to socialize their program to society, to carry out a marriage counseling and pre-marriage briefing to the brides.
Key words: Marriage, counseling, Islamic Court

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