Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health

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Relationship between Attachment Style and Alexithymia With Marital Dissatisfaction

Tayebe Khosravi 1 , * , Shahrbanoo Ghahari 1 and Fateme Ahadi 2
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1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Azad Islamic Universiry, Tonekabon Branch, Tonekabon, IR Iran
2 Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Semnan University, Semnan, IR Iran
Article information
  • Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health: July 01, 2015, 2 (3); e29709
  • Published Online: July 31, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 24, 2015
  • Revised: July 27, 2015
  • Accepted: July 29, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/mejrh-29709

To Cite: Khosravi T, Ghahari S, Ahadi F. Relationship between Attachment Style and Alexithymia With Marital Dissatisfaction, Middle East J Rehabil Health Stud. 2015 ; 2(3):e29709. doi: 10.17795/mejrh-29709.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Materials
4. Results
5. Discussion
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