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Debunking the biggest marriage myth

September 29, 2014

Here’s a great idea …

In his book, The Seven Principles for Making Your Marriage Work, John Gottman says, “Perhaps the biggest myth of all is that communication—and more specifically, learning to resolve your conflicts—is the royal road to romance and an enduring, happy marriage.”  (p. 8)

In other words …

The most common advice given to couples is that communication is the key to a successful relationship. Research has shown that this isn’t true. The best way to have a strong relationship is to have a deep friendship with your partner. Friendship with your partner helps combat negative feelings when conflicts arise.

Here’s how you can use this idea to have a better life …

Do something today to help build your friendship with your partner. Take time for just the two of you. The stronger your friendship the happier your relationship will be.

To find out more…

about couple relationships, check out The Marriage Garden or Getting Our Hearts Right program at uaex.edu/marriage, follow us at facebook.com/navigatinglife, or contact your local county Extension agent. You can also read The Seven Principles for Making Your Marriage Work.

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