The Effectiveness of Care Program Training Basedon Halford Guidelines on Intimacy and Trust of Couple Referred to Counseling Centers in areaof Isfahan

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The purpose of this paper was to examine the effectiveness of the training couple care program (CARE) based on Halford’s instructions on intimacy and trust of couples referred to counseling centers of Isfahan in 2021.


The research methodology of this study was semi-experimental divided into two groups of experiment and control with 16 participants in each group. The statistical population of this research included all couples who have referred to the counseling centers of Isfahan in the first 6 months of 2021. Subjects of experimental group participated in 7 sessions of the training program which each session took 90 minutes. Research data was collected by Alavi’s questionnaire. For evaluating of the content validity of this questionnaire was utilized experts’ propositions. Findings showed that the training approaches of the couple care program (CARE) are effectiveness on the intimacy, emotional, supportive, and aggressive behaviors, and trust of couples.


when the emotional experience of love and intimacy in couples’ relationships becomes less important and less valuable, the life atmosphere definitely becomes unstable and unreliable. Therefore, by implementing the care training program, it is possible to create a calm psychological atmosphere in couples’ relationships and provide the way for a more productive conversation. In this way, intimate relationships become stable with the ability to communicate and agree on interests in a relationship.


the beliefs and expectations of couples affect the perception of couples, marital life, relationships and interactions. So that they can form stable relationships between couples or lead intense love to divorce; which can be improved with the help of rich programs such as CARE couple care program, communication, and care in couples.

Journal of Family Relations Studies, Volume:3 Issue: 11, Oct 2023
41 to 47  
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