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1- Department Of Psychology,Isfahan(Khorasgan) Branch,Islamic Azad University
2- isfahan university
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Background & Objective: Extramarital relationships lead to an intimate relationship, deviating from their path, leading to aggression, distrust, and fear of infidelity. Therefore, interventions to mitigate aggression and reduce fear of infidelity are felt. Therefore, the aim of this study was Comparison of the effectiveness of system-emotionally integrated Couple Therapy package and integrated couple therapy on aggression and fear of marital infidelity in couples with extramarital relations. 
Methods: The present study is a quasi-experimental design with single-subject design in which A-B design was used. In this study, 12 measurements (4 times as baseline, 4 times during treatment and 4 times as follow-up) were performed. Six couples (12 persons) were selected by purposive sampling from couples who experienced meta-marital relationship referring to Isfahan centers and clinics and were randomly divided into two groups: System-emotionally integrated Couple Therapy package (3 couples) and Integrated Couple Therapy (3 couples). Were assigned.  Then, the intervention was administered for 15 sessions of systemic-emotionally integrated pairing therapy for the first group and 8 sessions of integrated couple therapy for the second group. Research instruments included Buss and Perry's aggression questionnaire (1992) and Yousefi's fear of infidelity scale (2017). 
Results: The results showed a steady decreasing trend of aggression and fear of infidelity in both groups indicating the efficacy of system-emotionally integrated couple therapy package and integrated couple therapy on aggression and fear of infidelity of couples with experience of extramarital relationships. 
Conclusion: Therefore, system-emotionally integrated Couple Therapy package and integrated couple’s therapy can play an important role in reducing aggression and fear of infidelity of couples experiencing extramarital relationships.
Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2020/01/15 | Accepted: 2020/04/14

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