In the last couple of years, the meaning of „marriage” seems to have developed and gained new and different perspectives of understanding. Intimacy and conflict resolution play a very important role in maintaining an optimal level of marital satisfaction. The skills involved in conflict resolution and intimacy are part of a larger concept which has been defined as „emotional intelligence”. The main goal of this study is to verify the correlation between emotional intelligence and romantic couples’ satisfaction. We are also interested in investigating the relationship between emotional intelligence and coping strategies, in perceiving whether people with high level of emotional intelligence use specific coping strategies and how these strategies are connected to their marital or couple satisfaction.
Key words: conflict resolution, coping strategies, emotional intelligence, marital satisfaction, romantic intelligence