Looking for Married Couples Between the Ages of 20 and 32


Catie W. O’Neal from the University of Georgia is conducting a study of gender roles in marriage. Can you help her? She is looking for married couples. Both of you must complete the questionnaire. And both of you must be between 20 and 32 years old. The information you provide will be kept confidential. Her project has been approved by Dr. David W. Wright, Department of Child and Family...

Husbands and Sad Movies


Do you cry at sad movies? In an odd series of scientific studies in Israel, scientists have discovered that a chemical in women’s sad tears literally turns men off. The women’s tears were collected while watching sad movies. Men were then given tears or saline solution to smell. Neither they nor the researcher applying the little pads to their upper lips knew which they got. The men...

Gottman Marriage Research Supports Assume Love, Expect Love


Long-term, stable marriages have at least five positive exchanges for each negative exchange. Drop below that, and you’re in trouble. This comes from one of the best known marriage researchers, John Gottman. He has a remarkable track record of predicting the state of your marriage four years later based on watching only a 15-minute conversation about some problem the two of you face. What...

How to Remain Attractive to Your Spouse


Want to look your most attractive? Smile and look into your sweetie’s eyes. That’s the word today from the Face Research Laboratory in Aberdeen. The report appears in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. Here’s what they found. First, people look more attractive to others with a smile on their face than with a disgusted look. But you...

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I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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