7 principles to make a marriage work

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work helps couples strengthen their relationships.

Renowned clinical psychologist and marriage researcher John Gottman, Ph.D, reveals what successful relationships look like and features valuable activities to help couples strengthen their relationships in The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, written with Nan Silver.

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Young Adults Couples Delaying Marriage For a Decade

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Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are in their ninth year of courtship.

Supposedly, young adults don’t have much of an attention span — except when it comes to love.  That’s when it seems this generation of young people is giving new meaning to the words “long-term relationship.” Many are “a couple” for years, and some approach a decade of dating. They’re just shy of the altar for so long that parents and grandparents are a bit bewildered.

 

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Study: Married Couples Twice as Likely to Become Fat

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The study found that married people ‘let themselves go’.

Greek researchers found that married couples were more likely to become fat due to their significantly changed lifestyle as they “let themselves go”.  The research, based on the study of more than 17,000 couples aged between 20 and 70, found that married couples exercised less frequently, had less sex, had poor nutrition and were “comfortable” in their lives.

 

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Getting Married Increases Your Chances Of Becoming Obese

Getting Married Increases Your Chances Of Getting Fat

 Couples who live together are more than twice as likely to become obese than those who live separately

The study to be published next month in the journal Obesity also showed that the risk of obesity rises the longer people live together.

Penny Gordon-Larsen, associate professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina, found some positive health benefits to marriage, including decreased cigarette smoking and lower mortality.

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New Research Shows Children Take A Toll On Marriage

New Research Shows Children Take A Toll On Marriage

Children can add stress to marrage 

What married couples have suspected for years is now proven by researchers at the University of Denver (DU) and Texas A&M – children can add problems and stress to a marriage. According to an eight-year study of 218 couples, ninety percent of the couples experienced a decrease in marital satisfaction once the first child was born.

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Study Says: Spanking Brings Couples Closer Together

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To be fair, there may be other ways to explain their conclusions – and you might not need the clamps, harnesses and whips to replicate that kind of closeness (simply cooking a meal together might do the trick as well). Still, there is a stigma associated with S&M that critics are calling into question. (Pics)

SPANKING is stressful at first, but it could bring consenting couples closer together…

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