Predicting divorce: U-M study shows how fight styles affect marriage

According to a 16 year research study by the University of Michigan, the way a couple deals with conflict is a good indicator of whether or not that marriage will be successful. Couples that use more constructive behavior and strategies when they have disagreements are more likely to succeed in their marriage.

The study looked at a number of factors, including race, gender, individual behaviors, as well as behaviors between partners. And the researchers studied how these behaviors change over time.

Read the study by the University of Michigan here and remember that all couples argue; the key is to use constructive ways to resolve those conflicts.

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Dr. Dana and Amy

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