The Effectiveness of emotionally-focused couple therapy on the style of attachment and sexual satisfaction of couples
Background and Aim

A successful marriage is often accompanied by both partner consent to sex, on the other hand, the structure of a balanced family is based on sound marital relations. One of the most important factors in strengthening this relationship, is the attachment style of couples. The purpose of this study was Effectiveness of emotionally-focused couple therapy on the style of attachment and sexual satisfaction of couples. 

Materials and Methods

The method of study was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest design with control group. The study population consisted of all couples referring to clinic in Neyshabur city in 2016. Based on inclusion criteria, 32 couples were selected by convenience sampling and randomly divided into intervention (n = 16) and control (n = 16) groups. For data collection, Haddison and Kruskaph Sexual Satisfaction Index and Collins and Read Adolescents Adjustment Scale were used. Paired t-test and covariance analysis were used for data analysis.


The results of the analysis of variance showed that in post-test, There was a significant difference between sexual satisfaction and attachment style of the intervention group and control group (P <0.05).The results showed that emotional-couple therapy had a significant effect on sexual satisfaction and subscales of sexuality and sexual intimacy, but it had no significant effect on the subscales of sexual behavior and quality of sexual relations (P <0.05). Also, it had a significant effect on attachment style and its subscales of proximity, dependency, and anxiety.


The findings of this study indicate the beneficial effects of emotional-couple therapy in improving attachment style and marital satisfaction of couples.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Volume:26 Issue:3, 2019
213 - 225  
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