An Overview of the Risks and Protectors for Children of Separation and Divorce

Appendix A:
The Short Marital Test

1. Check the dot on the scale line below which best describes the degree of happiness, everything considered of your present marriage.  The middle point, "happy," represents the degree of happiness which most people get from marrige and the scale gradually ranges on one side to those few who are very unhappy in marriage, and on the other, to those few who experience extreme joy or felicity in marriage.

Very Unhappy
Happy
Perfectly Happy
0
2
7
15
20
25
35
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

State the approximate extent of agreement or disagreement between you and your mate on the following items. Please check each column.

 

Always Agree Almost Always Agree Occasionally Disagree Frequently Disagree Almost Always Disagree Always Disagree

2.Handling family finances

5

4

3

2

1

0

3.Matters of recreation

5

4

3

2

1

0

4.Demonstrations of affection

8

6

4

2

1

0

5.Friends

5

4

3

2

1

0

6.Sex relations

15

12

9

4

1

0

7.Conventionality (right, good, or proper conduct)

5

4

3

2

1

0

8.Philosophy of life

5

4

3

2

1

0

9.Ways of dealing with in-laws

5

4

3

2

1

0

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