Larson and Holman have identified three general domains of important predictors of marital quality and stability : Marital quality is defined by these authors as a subjective evaluation of a couples relationship. Marital stability is defined as the status of the relationship as intact or nonintact . These domains are : background and contextual factors, individual traits and behaviors, and couple interactional processes . Larson calls these three domains the Marriage Triangle. According to Larson , the Marriage Triangle highlights these three domains and focuses on the interactions between them.