Existential freedom is acknowledged as one of the fundamental elements in existential marital counselling. Furthermore, one of the main principles of existential marital counselling is to give spouses awareness of this existential dimension. From this perspective, providing married people with some awareness of existential freedom in a way that they recognize its outcome on their matrimony is of great importance. However, based on literature this dimension has been somehow neglected and only some similar researches can be found. The present research is an attempt to fill the gap in knowledge on the counselling area to see whether there are any effective consequences of the awareness on marital satisfaction. In this regard, forty Iranian women were selected to the research. Twenty of them as experimental group received some information about the existential freedom dimension. These women participated in a three session training during which they were supposed to identify existential freedom information. The Findings of this research established that the program has a considerable impact on marital satisfaction.
- Existential theory,
- existential counselling,
- Iranian women
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