The Relationship Between Marital Counselling and Youth Married Couples in Kasenge Parish, Wakiso District.
Author: KALIBBALA SAMUEL
Supervisor: asiimwe ann
It has been found that effective counseling programmes foster positive habits and attitudes case in point is marital counseling. The present study sought to extend these findings by focusing on the relationship between marital counseling and Youth married couples in Kasenge Parish. The study was guided by three objectives: To find out the causes of marriage break ups among youth married couples, find out the role of marital counseling in handling marriage break ups among youth married couples, and suggesting ways on how to strengthen the relationship between marital counseling and youth married couples.
The study was conducted in Kasenge Parish it employed across sectional design with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Data was collected using an interview guide and self-administered questionnaire.
Quantitative and qualitative data was mainly analyzed using frequencies and percentages and inferential analysis technique. The study revealed that vast majority of respondents 98.3% reported that marital counseling is a binding tool in relationship and it helps postures to identify each other as well as to understand each other.
Based on these findings it is recommended that free counseling services should be provided effectively to individuals who are going to get married to avoid marriage breakups. Youth married couples should be empowered always to go for counseling sessions to avoid breakups in their marriages.
The study found out that marriages among the youth married couples end because of arrogance, adultery, conflict of interest, drug abuse, infection of serious diseases, inadequate pre-marital counseling, parental neglect, poverty, impotence, unfaithfulness, peer influence/ mislead cultural diversion of norms and practices, disrespect, poor communication, weak foundation of relations, early marriages, desire of riches, poor family backgrounds and illiteracy.
Marriage breakups among the youth married couples result into mistrust among partners, high child immorality, stress, death, unfair income distribution, single parenting, increased spread of diseases, loss of value to marriage, mental illness, physical damages, poor standards of living, harming of intervening persons and loss of trust in parents. All these mentioned discourage individuals to get into marriage relationships and others end up in witch craft practices.