Communication is Essential to a Healthy Marriage

Psychology Today has some very interesting comments about relationships. I thought I’d share a few with you.

1. When texting, the pronouns most used by happy couples are “I” and “me”.

Wayne State University researcher Richard Slatcher report the more frequently “I” is used, the more satisfied the couple is. When using the pronoun “I” and “me” it indicates the ability to voice thoughts and feelings to each other.

2. Your stressed partner will experience the biggest drop in anxiety when you deliver support so subtly that it doesn’t even register for him.

According to Minnesota researchers sublte support was more soothing than obvious support. Visible support can convey that your partner’s incapable of handling his issues.

3. At the end of the day, happier couples are in the habit of telling their mates about the mundane aspects of their day. University researcher Lisa Diamond explains that “as one person reveals something and the other responds, both feel involved and connected.” Even sharing a bad moment boosts each partner’s mood.

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