Perceived Coparenting Support and Later Relationship Status among Cohabiting Parents
Department or Administrative Unit
Family and Consumer Sciences
To help with the fragile nature of cohabiting parents' relationship, more understanding about their interpersonal experiences is needed to identify factors that matters for their relationship stability. We examined how cohabiting parents' perceived coparenting support from their partner was associated with their later relationship status (married/cohabiting/not together). Further, we examined the possible moderating effect of perceived coparenting support on the association between marriage plans and later relationship status. Results suggested that the associations between fathers' plans and couples' marriage entrance as well as continued cohabitation were dependent upon fathers' perceived coparenting support from mothers. Clinical and research implications are discussed.
Cho, S., Cui, M., & Claridge, A. M. (2019). Perceived Coparenting Support and Later Relationship Status among Cohabiting Parents. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 48(2), 177–194. https://doi.org/10.1080/01926187.2019.1684852
The American Journal of Family Therapy