By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
To quote (and paraphrase) the great Taylor Swift: "It's a Love Story, baby just say 'yes'"… to watching. A new study conducted by the University of Rochester found that "discussing five movies about relationships over the course of a month could cut the three-year divorce rate for newlyweds in half."
The Rochester team assigned study participants, who were all newlyweds, to one of three different groups. Their goal was to demonstrate how effective communication and getting spouses to reflect on their current behavior could cut the divorce rate.
One group learned conflict management skills to diffuse heated discussions. Another practiced compassion and acceptance training, where couples learned exercises to approach their relationships from an empathetic standpoint. Members of these two groups attended weekly lectures, supervised practiceRead More »from Watching a Rom-Com Might Just Save Your Marriage