What Is The Secret To A Happy Marriage?

When couples are newly weds – household chores turn out to be unwelcome intrusions. After all – why can’t the initial euphoria last forever. It soon becomes evident that some kind of division of household responsibilities must be implemented. But how can this be best determined. It may not have dawned on the couple that perhaps the best solutions are not with deciding who does what – to the exclusion of the other. The better decision may hinge on how to share each responsibility. Don’t laugh – this method may turn out to be the most successful for the happiness of all concerned. Read on about this latest findings.

In an article in Everyday Health researchers found that Newlywed couples who have similar expectations for dividing household chores are more likely to have longer-lasting marriages, a new study suggests. You can click here to read the full article.

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John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life’s work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

According to most relationship books, the key to a solid marriage is communication, communication, communication. Phooey, says John Gottman, Ph.D., author of the much-lauded: Why Marriages Succeed or Fail. There’s much more to a solid, “emotionally intelligent” marriage than sharing every feeling and thought, he points out–though most couples therapists ineffectively (and expensively) harp on these concepts.

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