Researchers at Ted Huston of the University of Texas followed 168 newlywed couples for 14 years. After 14 years, 62 were happily married, 38 were unhappily married, and 46 were divorced. These are the main reasons why these relationships last. Surprisingly, rocky full of drama passionate love, isn't it.
Happy lasting relationships:
1. Began with an average courtship of 25 months
2. Unfolded as any good friendship: Slowly and steadily
3. Involved warmth, empathy, kindness and forgiveness
Brilliant demonstration from Charles Schultz , the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip, of what really matters in life. Read through the below and click to find out why these might not even be the right questions:
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world .
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America Contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 years old. Next to her is her fiancée, Nick, 23. Katie had terminal cancer, and only little time left to live. They got married anyway, on January 11th, 2005. Because life is too short. Because true love sometimes can't wait. This is their true story... just a few days before Katie eventually passed away.
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TED Talks Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic - love - and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
"Today, I had a conversation with my grandfather about relationships. I told him I've always wondered how people stay attracted to their spouses for decades when their looks change so drastically. He smiled and replied, "Change? I still wake up next to the same beautiful woman I fell in love with 50 years ago." MMT