Asian Journal of Counselling


2004.第11卷第1及2期(Vol. 11 Nos. 1 & 2).pp. 101–125


An Exploration of Marriage Stories

龐憶華(I-Wah PANG)




This article reports an attempt of analyzing fifty-two marriage stories in Hong Kong. The perceptions of the couples toward their marriage lives are explored, with specific reference to their views of developing marital relationship. Seven elements of developing marital relationship were identified and discussed. They include: understanding spouse, accepting spouse, supporting spouse and oneself, self-understanding and renewal, commitment to marriage, effective communication, and good relationship with relatives. Lastly, the author discussed the method of analysis, the authenticity and creditability of data, and the limitations, values and implications of the research.