The Science of Marriage
"Couples in lasting marriages have at least five small positive interactions (touching, smiling, paying a compliment) for every negative one (sneering, eye rolling, withdrawal)."
In Tara Parker-Pope's new book, she uses evidence and statistics to argue that bonds of marriage aren't nearly as mysterious as you might believe. "Researchers found that couples in lasting marriages have at least five small positive interactions (touching, smiling, paying a compliment) for every negative one (sneering, eye rolling, withdrawal). When the ratio drops, the risk of divorce increases."
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