Marital satisfaction is a mental state that portrays the person’s perceived benefits and costs in ones marital relationship and has been an important area of inquiry and intervention for many researchers and practitioners. The primary quest of this empirical endeavor is determining the level of marital dissatisfaction, the coping mechanisms and its relationship with divorce in the study area. To address the desired objectives, 240 married couples were surveyed and the ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale to measure marital satisfaction was used as a major instrument. Key informant interview was used to collect qualitative data. Both descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analysis the quantitative data. Results indicated sizable numbers of couples are dissatisfied in their marital relationship in one way or another. In addition, it’s understood that marital dissatisfaction is a necessary but not sufficient condition for the occurrence of divorce. Though couples try to negotiate among themselves to settle their marital discontent, the majority preferred the advisory of elders. Diverting the adverse effects of polygamous marriage, teaching and devising various family planning programs and introducing family and marriage counsellors in the area are highly recommended.

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TEGEGNE, ASABNEH MOLLA, DEREJE WONDE, Addisu. Marital Dissatisfaction, Coping Mechanisms, and Likelihood of Divorce among Selected Districts of Jimma Zone, South-Westethiopia. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], jan. 2016. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/1650>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.