Date of Award
Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT)
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Family Therapy
Black couples' use of social media for expressing their emotions needs to be explored to help them develop their narratives without external pressure. Narrative therapy is used to understand the difficulties ofholding on to unique personal narratives and preferred futures in the context of a hostile dominant discourse. The Black community has a long history of oppression, which makes their stories significant. Thus, social media posts by successful Black couples can be helpful in developing a new theory explaining personal narratives of Black couples in an online environment. These narratives provide information regarding themost common problems faced by Black people in developing romantic relationships and the culture-specific factors influencing Black couples' relationships. This qualitative grounded theory focuses on understanding Black couples' use of social media in developing their couple narratives.
Jeff Rocker. 2021. Black Couples Filtering Their Love Stories Through the Use of Social Media. Doctoral dissertation. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Family Therapy. (81)