This study analyzed the behaviors during married couples’
problem solving interactions with Markov analysis and test the
predictable effect of these behaviors on marital satisfaction.
The study involved 25 married couples. The findings show that
gender had a significant effect on the behaviors during the
interaction. Positive behaviors such as positive solution and
acceptance facilitated the couples’ understanding each other,
listening made the experienced problems clearer, criticizing
such as making excuses caused a reaction that was ineffective;
negative behaviors predicted marital satisfaction significantly.