To Study the Relationship Satisfaction and Degree of Loneliness in Romantic Relationships
Keywords:Relationship satisfaction, Romantic relationship, Loneliness in Relationship, Occupational Therapy.
Background: Romantic relationship satisfaction is defined as an interpersonal evaluation of the
positivity of feelings for one’s partner and attraction to the relationship. Relationship satisfaction is
positively related to life satisfaction and subjective well-being. The satisfaction and dissatisfaction
in romantic relationship may contribute to different features such as loneliness, communication and
closeness in a relationship. So it is necessary for us to understand the prevalence of loneliness and
communication in ones relationship and their level of satisfaction. The aim of the study is to assess
the level of satisfaction and dissatisfaction in romantic relationship and to find the degree of perceived
loneliness in romantic relationship.
Methods: A total of 50 participants participated in the study, out of which 40% were male and 10% were
female. Relationship Assessment Scale, Relationship Satisfaction Scale, UCLA Loneliness Scale were
used to assess the Relationship status, Relationship satisfaction and degree of Loneliness respectively.
Findings of our study suggested that most of the participants had poor relationship status (80%); they
were extremely dissatisfied with their relationship (94%) and reported high degree of loneliness (68%).
Conclusion: The study concluded that the poor is romantic relationship status the lonelier one will feel.
Some of the common dissatisfying features in romantic relationships are worry about the relationship,
worry about the future, a lack of time, conflict and stress, expectations and love from partner in the
relationship doesn’t meet and these factors leads to feeling of loneliness. As an Occupational Therapist
we can intervene and plan out the strategies to decrease the level of loneliness and dissatisfaction in
order to improve the relationship.
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