5 ways to improve a marriage
For the first 10 years of her marriage, writer Elizabeth Weil says she and her husband had two rules: no cheating, no dying. It was working fine, but she wondered if they could do better. She decided to consult various therapists, financial planners, religious figures, and others to learn what makes a marriage most successful. Here are five of the tips Weil gathered for her book, 'No Cheating, No Dying.'
Verbal cues can keep communication open
By Molly Driscoll, Monitor contributor
According to a US Department of Health and Human Services marriage class which Weil and her husband Dan participated in, there are verbal tricks that can help husbands and wives communicate better – more in the way that they'd talk with anyone else. A few of the best? Listening, not exaggerating, and giving praise before delivering a critical statement.
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