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Objectives. This study examined whether psychological adjustment to widowhood is affected by three aspects of marital quality-warmth, conflict, and instrumental dependence-assessed prior to the loss. Methods. The Changing Lives of Older Couples (CLOC) is a prospective study of a two-stage area probability sample of 1,532 married individuals aged 65 and older. The CLOC includes baseline data on marital quality and mental health and data on grief, anxiety, and depression collected 6, 18, and 48doi:10.1093/geronb/55.4.s197 pmid:11584882 fatcat:6popiiigejda7e5nzodwqu543e