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Background and Purpose: constructive conflict resolution can lead to outcomes like marital satisfaction, strengthening the relationship and well-being. The purpose of this study was to explore the areas of conflicts of Iranian satisfied couples and the strategies they use to resolve their conflicts.
Methods: 10 Iranian satisfied couples participated in this study. They were selected through purposeful sampling and sampling continued until theoretical saturation was obtained. Conventional content analysis was used to extract themes and subthemes of the study.
Results: Three themes with their subthemes were obtained that are:1) different conflicts in different stages of marriage(premarital, engagement, newly wedding, marital stages); 2) the role of families in conflicts(Families as supportive sources, Decreasing the role of families gradually); 3) using different strategies to resolve marital and familial conflicts (Clarification, supporting spouse and marital system, compromising, compensation, increasing independence, soliciting, using supportive sources).
Conclusion: the results of this study indicated that conflicts and strategies couples use to resolve is culture based and there is more need of culturally sensitive studies and clinical intervention based upon these studies.