the process during which partners in a marriage adapt and change to their new roles complementing each other acting as a team opposed to two separate units, it is also important to unify the following- interests and values, maintaining open line s of communication and encouraging the expression of each others communication.

MARITAL ADJUSTMENT: "Shortly after 'tying the knot' the new couple will enter into marital adjustment where they will establish their place within the relationship found their feet in the new life."