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Discover what scientists know about happy couples, and your relationship will never be the same--guaranteed.
Great Visuals backed by tons of Research! MUST READ for happy couples or wanna-be happy couples!
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21 facts about what makes a marriage happy!
Practical Tips for Productive Living
Writing the perfect love letter can be quite a challenge. After all, love is an emotion, and it can be extremely difficult to accurately transcribe your emotions into a meaningful set of words. It’s easy to spell out the phrase “I love you”, but those words are relatively hollow without a little contextual substantiation.
Simple tool with great potential...
For most families, life is about to get crazy. If you have children from preschool through high school, you're probably bracing for the onslaught of homework, projects, sports, lessons and activit...
Marriages face their greatest trials when kids are in their school years...so it's important to make intentional choices to stay connected. here are some inice deas for how to do that from the Calm Healthy Sexy Blog.
Do you want to make your husband feel great? From sincere compliments to questions to help you understand your man better this list has 62 ways to do just that.
Nice list of "words of affirmations" for couples.
ADHD and Marriage
Adult ADHD presents unique challenges for couples in particular to living interdependently. This website offers tools and resources for the couple where one or both sturggle with attention and focus issues.
BYU study shows that materialistic couples are less happy. New research confirms The Beatles’ lyrical hypothesis and finds that there are indeed som...
Money is one of the big 3 sources of conflict for couples (with sex and family)...so it makes sense that couples with a great love of money might have less love for each other.This interesting study stands in the face of what our culture says brings the good life.
Traditional matrimony—he brings home the bacon, she cooks it—is dying. But college-educated couples are pointing toward a new model with children at the heart of the union.
American marriage is not dying. But it is undergoing a metamorphosis, prompted by a transformation in the economic and social status of women and the virtual disappearance of low-skilled male jobs. The old form of marriage, based on outdated social rules and gender roles, is fading. A new version is emerging—egalitarian, committed, and focused on children.
This fascinating article explains the transformation of marriage for the most highly educated into what he calls a HIP marriage (Highly-Invested-Parents) and suggests their focus on children could, if practiced among the least educated, save marriage in America.
If you have real concerns about the health of your marriage, here are 7 reasons to begin Marriage Counseling NOW! 1. If you haven’t been able to improve the relationship on your own, it’s time to t...
Ignoring problems does not make them go away. Sometimes people fear being open about negative feelings will cause irreparable damage to the relationship. But how does hiding true feelings about valid concerns help the marriage? There’s a chance these hurts will resolve in time, but at what cost? When it comes to close relationships, open closeness always feels better in the long run. With love, healing is always possible!
Its important to recognize problems in relationships and get help! Friends and family members may not always be able to give guidance. Professional guidance can help figure out negative patterns in relationships.
"Have you been feeling a little emotionally drained lately? Have you been finding yourself responding to the emergencies of others as if they are your own?
Perhaps you have been allowing someone to invade your space even though you are not quite comfortable. Maybe it’s time to look at whether you have healthy boundaries.
Boundaries are the limitations we set for ourselves and others. They can be both physical and emotional."
Some good simple tips for setting boundaries. These are good, and could be applied to any relationship.
interessante riflessione sull'importanza di metterre dei "sani" confini tra noi e gli altri. È una delle cose piú difficili da fare perché pressupone il riconoscere i propri bisogni prima di tutto ma, per cultura, siamo stati abituati a proiettarci all'esterno piú che all'interno....
Eppure saper mettere i sani confini è essenziale per evitare di accumulare frustrazione e rabbia e per poter vivere una vita serena, a beneficio nostro e di chi ci sta intorno!
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Peace and joy begin with self-care
If you sit in a restaurant and look around sometimes you can determine who is married and who is still dating. A couple still dating hangs on each other’s every word, while the married folks someti... Fuller LIfe Family Therapy
A recent study has revealed a refreshing perspective on what really matters for couples is the sincere attempt to understand each other.
Trust and Trust Building
Trust has been identified as a key element of successful conflict resolution (including negotiation and mediation). This is not surprising insofar as trust is associated with enhanced cooperation, information sharing, and problem solving.
The need for trust arises from our interdependence with others. We often depend on other people to help us obtain, or at least not to frustrate, the outcomes we value (and they on us). As our interests with others are intertwined, we also must recognize that there is an element of risk involved insofar as we often encounter situations in which we cannot compel the cooperation we seek. Therefore, trust can be very valuable in social interactions.
This essay on trust and trust building is quite through and very informative. Helpful for families and parents with adolescents and couples who struggle with trust.
From Why Marriage Matters, 2nd Edition.
Among the research findings summarized by the report are:
Read the full document. Read a summary from Marriage Matters.
Looking for a reason to stay married? Here it is. These pro-marriage research findings are all in one document. I found it interesting that over five studies "analyzing different populations find that married men
(especially married fathers) have lower testosterone levels than dosimilar men who never-married or divorced." Of note, co-habitating men had the same results. Apparently being near a woman lowers testosterone.
Read the full document. Read a summary from Marriage Matters. @marriage_coc
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