Abstract—The diagnostic of infertility effects marriage qualification (Key et al 1995; Diamond 1999). Some problems such as separation, divorce, depression, anxiety, hopelessness (Domar 1998; Demyttenaere 1998; Parikh 2000; Lukse 1999; Chen 2000 quoted by Baby center.com), low quality of life andmarriage maladjustment are described as common consequences of infertility. In such situation, couples also face the stress of the new and complicated the rapies such as Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), which are somehow unknown and in such diversities. In addition to emotional problems; social, cultural and economical issues are also emerged. This research is a quasi-experimental design, and aimed to study the effectiveness of two couple therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy (CBCT) and Emotional Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), on marriage satisfaction of infertile male factor pairs. The sample includes of 30 volunteer pairs of among Kosar Infertility Clinic’s infertile in 2007-2008 which in matched position replaced in two experimental and a control group. By the applying Enriching and Nurturing Relationship Issues, Communication and Happiness questionnaire (ENRICH) and the Mann-Whitney U test, the results showed that marriage satisfaction in CBCT group had significant differences in comparison with the control group. The results also showed that the effect of two approaches on men and women were the same.
Index Terms—psychology of infertility, couple therapy.Fariba Hassani is with Psychology,Islamic Azad University(IAU)-Central Tehran Branch,Tehran,Iran.
Cite: Fariba Hassani, " Psychology of infertility and the comparison between two couple therapies, in infertile pairs," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 25-28, 2010.