Marital Coping Inventory, MCI

Author: M. Bowman (1990)


Most people in close relationships notice that certain problems tend to come up over and over again. For example, you and your partner may disagree over housework issues, in-laws' interference, your partner's jealousy, drinking, children, communications or sexual matters. Problems of these kinds may occur even in satisfying marriages.

Think of the most serious recurring problem that you have with your partner and describe it.

Listed below are many ways people may deal with marital problems. Keeping in mind the problem you have identified, indicate how often you tend to do each of these things when dealing with your problem.

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