This paper investigated the relationship between marital communication, role satisfaction and marital stability among married graduate students in universities in Cross River state, Nigeria. Correlational research design was used. The population of the study was one thousand, two hundred and sixteen (1216) married graduate students from the two universities in Cross River Sate. Stratified Random Sampling and Accidental Sampling techniques were employed to draw up the sample of five hundred and two (502) married graduate students in the two universities. Data collection was carried out using a 28-item Marital Relationship indices and Stability Questionnaire (MRISQ). The validity of the instrument was ascertained by two experts in Family counseling and two in Test and Measurement. Cronbach coefficient alpha reliability estimates of the instrument ranged from 0.72- 0.83. To achieve the purpose of the study, two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at .05 alpha level using Pearson’ Product Moment Correlation. Marital communication and marital role satisfaction were observed to have significant positive relationship with marital stability among married graduate students in the two universities in Cross River State, Nigeria. Recommendations were predicated on these findings.
Keywords: marital communication, stability, union, marital role, institution, family and counselling