06 Nov Finding happiness in your marriage
The Newlywed Study: Research says _ãÄactive listening_ã_ won_ã_t keep couples tuned-in for a happy marriage
FRIDAY MORNING, FEB. 20, 1998 JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY FROM: Jhodi Redlich (401) 683-5000 or (401) 874-4500
Researchers say _ãÄactive listening_ã_ won_ã_t keep couples tuned-in for a happy marriage: Results from the newlywed study
From the boardroom to the bedroom, we_ã_ve all heard that pop counseling phrase: _ã–So, what I hear you saying is…_ã Well now hear this: According to a study published in this month_ã_s Journal of Marriage and the Family. Such Active Listening techniques may fall on deaf ears where the success of a marriage is concerned.
Marriage therapy guru and University of Washington Psychology Professor Dr. John Gottman may have turned traditional marriage counseling protocol on its head with the release of his recent study which says successful marriages have far more to do with husbands yielding to the influences of their wives, than with spouses trying to recite what they think they heard during an argument.
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