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VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Sacrifice and Marital Satisfaction

Melissa Hall and Joshua Hall


In Western society, values such as individualism, autonomy, personal freedom, and personal gain are prevalent. However, in marriage, these values may cause conflict. In times of conflict it may be necessary for one or both partners to sacrifice for the sake of the relationship. This paper explores the role of sacrifice within a marriage and its impact on marital satisfaction.

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