It seems like you can't open up a newspaper, click on an online article or watch a morning TV show without hearing the results of a new study about relationships, marriage and divorce. But what are you supposed to do with all this information? While you can certainly glean good advice from the findings, it's not one-size-fits-all, says Sherry Amatenstein, a marriage therapist and author of The Complete Marriage Counselor: Relationship-Saving Advice from America's Top 50+ Couples Therapists. However, if a bit of research resonates with you, there are commonsense ways you can apply the messages to your relationship. Here, eight recent studies, and the marriage lessons you can learn from them.
1. Economic upheaval can bring you closer-or pull you apart. According to a new survey conducted by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, the current recession is having a double-edged impact on American marriages. On the one hand, couples who areRead More »from What You Can Learn from Marriage Studies