Movie-Watching Together Strengthens Marriages

Posted on February 11, 2014

Psychologists found that encouraging newlywed couples to watch romance flicks, and then discuss them cut the three-year divorce rate in half.

Keeping a marriage together takes effort. And care. And maybe even watching classic romance movies, like The Way We Were or Husbands and Wives. And this is because of the conversations such movies can start.

That's the finding from a study in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Psychologists found that encouraging couples to watch romance flicks and then discuss them cut the divorce rate in half.

The researchers note the magic is not really in the movies, but rather the time that couples take to think about behavior. But hey, maybe sitting together in the dark helped too.

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Category(s):Relationships & Marriage

Source material from Scientific American