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Why Kindness Matters in Marriage

Why Kindness Matters in Marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
Spring is a time for commencement addresses, and I’ve seen a number of good ones recently. This youtube video of professor and NYT best-seller George Saunders’ address on kindness. Of all the lesso...
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7 Things Scientists Know About the Science of Long-Lasting Love

7 Things Scientists Know About the Science of Long-Lasting Love | Relationships | Scoop.it
What do people in happy long-term relationships have in common? Learn their science-backed secrets to staying satisfied for the long haul.
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Research based tips for couples!

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, September 16, 1:55 PM

Optimistic and helpful tidbits on how to maintain a healthy and vibrant marriage. 

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21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever

21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever | Relationships | Scoop.it
Discover what scientists know about happy couples, and your relationship will never be the same--guaranteed.

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Great Visuals backed by tons of Research! MUST READ for happy couples or wanna-be happy couples! 

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, February 26, 1:50 PM

21 facts about what makes a marriage happy! 

Vicki Larson's curator insight, July 22, 5:52 AM

Science can't tell us to be kind, appreciative and loving, but that's really what people need and want from each other. Simple!

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How to Save Marriage in America

How to Save Marriage in America | Relationships | Scoop.it
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 The old form of marriage, based on outdated social rules and gender roles, is fading.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.


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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. 

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How To Write the Perfect Love Letter in 3 Short Paragraphs

How To Write the Perfect Love Letter in 3 Short Paragraphs | Relationships | Scoop.it
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.

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Simple tool with great potential...

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Seven Reasons to Get Help For Your Marriage before it's too late

Seven Reasons to Get Help For Your Marriage before it's too late | Relationships | Scoop.it
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...
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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!


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Rupa Lahiri's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:30 PM

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.

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10 Tips for Staying Connected as a Couple - and Preventing School, Sports and Kids' Activities from Taking Over Your Life!

10 Tips for Staying Connected as a Couple - and Preventing School, Sports and Kids' Activities from Taking Over Your Life! | Relationships | Scoop.it
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...

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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. 

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4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

4  Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries | Relationships | Scoop.it

"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."


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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 17, 2013 10:55 PM

Some good simple tips for setting boundaries. These are good, and could be applied to any relationship. 

Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:57 PM

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!

 

ulteriori spunti di riflessione su www.thaatt.com

Juliana Ericson's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:51 AM

Peace and joy begin with self-care

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62 Things to Say to Make Your Husband Feel Great — MomLife Today

62 Things to Say to Make Your Husband Feel Great — MomLife Today | Relationships | Scoop.it
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.
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Nice list of "words of affirmations" for couples. 

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Great News about Empathy: New research shows effort matters more than getting it right

Great News about Empathy: New research shows effort matters more than getting it right | Relationships | Scoop.it

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


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A recent study has revealed a refreshing perspective on what really matters for couples is the sincere attempt to understand each other.

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ADHD and Marriage | Learning how to thrive in your relationship

ADHD and Marriage | Learning how to thrive in your relationship | Relationships | Scoop.it
Welcome to "ADHD and MarriageHelping adults thrive in relationships impacted by ADHD
Dr. Edward Hallowell and Melissa Orlov blog about marriage when one or both spouses has ADHD. What is it like? What are common themes in marriages with ADHD? What strategies can be used to improve these relationships? How can struggling couples get their marriages back on track so both partners can thrive?
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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.  

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Trust and Trust Building | Beyond Intractability

Trust and Trust Building | Beyond Intractability | Relationships | Scoop.it

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.

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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. 

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Can't Buy Me Love

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BYU study shows that materialistic couples are less happy. New research confirms The Beatles’ lyrical hypothesis and finds that there are indeed som...

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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. 

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Relationship Facts :: marriage matters

Relationship Facts :: marriage matters | Relationships | Scoop.it
From Why Marriage Matters, 2nd Edition.

Among the research findings summarized by the report are:

About Children

  • Parental divorce reduces the likelihood that children will graduate from college, and achieve high-status jobs.

About Men

  • Married men earn between 10 and 40 percent more than single men with similar education and job histories.

About Women

  • Married mothers have lower rates of depression than single or cohabiting mothers.

Read the full document. Read a summary from Marriage Matters


Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

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 do
similar 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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