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50 Years of Marriage

David Augsberger, When Enough is Enough, (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1984), p. 80

50 Years of Marriage

Years One to Seven

Years Eight to Fifteen

Years Fifteen to Fifty

Complementary relationships:

Symmetrical Relationships:

Parallel Relationships:


Two dependent persons struggling for equal freedom and acting independent while covenanting.

Two equally mature persons each claiming freedom to be a whole self

Conflict is suppressed.

Conflict is cyclical.

Conflict is negotiated.