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MARITAL DISILLUSIONMENT QUESTIONNAIRE

 
The following questionnaire is for personal information only and is not meant to be a professional evaluation. As with many research questionnaires, this questionnaire may not be normed for online participants. Please take this into account when you receive the results.  

This questionnaire assesses your feelings about your marriage particularly whether you have become disillusioned with it which indicates dissatisfaction and losing faith or trust in your marriage.


Below are sixteen statements that you may agree or disagree with. Using the 1 - 7 scale, indicate your agreement with each item . Please be open and honest in your responses.

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Item 1: I am very disappointed in my marriage.


Strongly Disagree
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Item 2: I am very disappointed in my spouse.


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Item 3: My partner used to be my best friend, but now I often don’t like her/him as a person.


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Item 4: Marriage is not at all what I had expected it to be; I feel very disappointed and bitter.


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Item 5: Before we were married I thought that I was lucky to be with someone like my partner, now, I am no longer sure that I am so lucky.


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Item 6: I used to love spending time with my spouse, but then it started to feel like a chore.


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Item 7: I feel tricked, cheated, or deceived by love.


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Item 8: Marriage is not as enjoyable as I had expected it to be.


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Item 9: If I could go back in time, I would not marry my spouse again.


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Item 10: Before we got married, my spouse “put his/her best foot forward;” later he/she no longer bothered.


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Item 11: My marriage is no longer as important to me as it used to be.


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Item 12: Marriage used to be a sacred bond; now it is just a legal document.


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Item 13: My partner seems to be an entirely different person now.


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Item 14: Before we got married, I wanted to be a better person around my partner; once we were married, my spouse no longer inspired me to improve.


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Item 15: I no longer know what makes for a happy marriage.


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Item 16: I have given up on my marriage.


Strongly Disagree
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For authors and more information:
Niehuis, S. and Bartell, D. (2006). The marital disillusionment scale: development and psychometric properties. North American Journal of Psychology, 8, 69-83.

Niehuis, S. (2007). Convergent and discriminant validity of the Marital Disillusionment Scale. Psychological Reports, 100, 203-207.



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