Do couples know how to be married?
posted on November 30, 2017
The rise in popularity of marriage counselling and education classes meant to strengthen marriages indicates that couples are increasingly unable to negotiate the intricacies of marriage on their own. Dr. Bella DePaulo suggests that a mixture of marriage myths and societal influence on what it means to be married can be blamed for the troubles facing modern married couples.
Research shows the couples who partake in marriage education programs show increases in their ability to communicate and problem solve as couples. While more research is needed to determine the other factors at play in there people’s lives, it makes for some interesting speculation on the idea of the state of marriage in our times.
Click here to read the full article on Psychology Today’s website.
The expectations of men and women when it comes to complaining
An article published on Your Tango’s website suggests that there is a fundamental difference in the expectations of men and women when it comes to complaining within a relationship. Its thrust is that women see complaining about a difficult day as an invitation into a relationship of trust and commiseration, while men tend to want to play the role of ‘the fixer’ and are not able to just sit back and listen with the same amount of empath as other women. Readers should ask whether this kind of binary thinking applies to them in their relationships with both friends and...