Vol 1 No 1 (2021): Proceding of Inter-Islamic University Conference on Psychology

The Dynamics of Marriage Commitment to a Husband whose Wife Becomes TKW in Indramayu Regency
Dinamika Komitmen Pernikahan Pada Suami yang Istrinya Menjadi TKW di Kabupaten Indramayu

Sri Wahyuningsih
Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Muhammad Novvaliant Filsuf Tasaufi
Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Published February 22, 2021
  • Commitment,
  • Marriage,
  • Husband,
  • TKW


The purpose of this qualitative research is to determine the dynamics of commitment to husbands whose wives become TKW in communities in Indramayu Regency. Researchers want to know what factors influence respondents to maintain their marriage to this day. Respondents in this study were two husbands who have the status of playing multiple roles in daily life, as husband as well as wife. Both respondents have been left by their wives to work as TKW for two times in a period of 4-5 years. The design in this study uses a case study approach. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews and observations to collect data. The method used for data analysis in this study uses coding to show an overview of the topics studied and thematically analyzed in order to produce a list of themes, theme models or complex indicators. From the results of this study it is known that two respondents have commitment, principles in marriage, self-control, and have future plans for a long-term marriage. The factors affecting the marriage commitment of the two respondents consisted of trust between spouses, family support, tawakal, and interrelationships between partners.


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