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This study aims to examine the effects of a cognitive behavioral therapy counseling program on couples' adjustment and their relationship to variables such as their marital status, age, and number of children. In a semi-experimental design, a purposive sampling procedure was used to select a sample of ten couples attended counseling centers in Khartoum State who ranged in age from 20 to 50 years.  T-tests, Cronbach's alpha, and Pearson's correlation coefficients in SPSS were used to analyze data collected by the basic information sheet, marital adjustment scale, and counseling program. Based on the study's most important findings, the program proved significantly effective at improving marital adjustment, and there was no significant correlation between its effectiveness and the length of the marriage, age, or number of children of the couples. As a result, it can be applied to couples of any age or marital status as well as couples with different numbers of children and marital durations. To minimize marriage problems and reduce the sensitivity or reluctance to visit counseling centers, the researcher recommends raising society's awareness about the importance of attending counseling centers.

Keywords: Marital problems; Self-concept; Positive communication; Sudanese couples; Adjustment.

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