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New publication in Journal of Family Psychology

October 31, 2019
Dr. Williamson has published a new paper, along with collaborators at the University of Georgia and UCLA, that examines the relationship processes and outcomes of couples who get married after having a child, in comparison to couples who started marriage without a child. Results show that among couples who entered marriage with a shared biological child (premarital parents), satisfaction levels were lower and communication was less effective, less positive, and more negative than couples entering marriage without children. Rates of change in marital functioning did not differ between groups, but the rate of marital dissolution was twice as high among premarital parents (19.1%) relative to couples who were not parents at the start of marriage (9.5%).

New paper published in Family Process

October 29, 2019
Dr. Williamson and graduate student Thao Nguyen, in collaboration with Dr. Brian Doss and his graduate student Karen Rothman at the University of Miami, have published a new paper in Family Process which compares couples seeking an online couple therapy program to examine whether low-income couples have similar presenting problems to higher-income couples.