Marital Problems: A Statistical Study of Thirty-Two Couples Known to the Bay Shore Office of the Family Division of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre From January 1960 to October, 1960
In reviewing human problems, probably no other group of difficulties have as many ramifications as do marital problems. For it is within the marriage union that individuals seek to satisfy their basic human needs whether they be of a spiritual or material nature. Because of the unique, complex characteristics of individuals and the cultural pressure of the society in which they live, it seems that the marital union would present problems which are peculiar and meaningful to those who have undertaken this vocation as their state in life. The family is considered the basic unit of society; therefore, the health of the society is dependent upon the health of the families and individuals that constitute it. Aside from these temporal considerations of marriage, there is also a spiritual or religious aspect of this union which is of prime Importance. For within this union the individuals involved can through mutual perfection gain the goal that God intended for mankind. There is no other human bond as intimate or as practical for fulfilling personal, spiritual, and material needs as marriage.
Leigh, James J, "Marital Problems: A Statistical Study of Thirty-Two Couples Known to the Bay Shore Office of the Family Division of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre From January 1960 to October, 1960" (1961). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI31050597.