Category Archives: Marital Satisfaction

Your romantic relationship may be interrupted by your smartphone by Shu Su

During my spring break I went to Atlanta with a couple of friends. We found a great dim sum restaurant in Atlanta’s China Town. Dim sum is a style of Cantonese cuisine prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served … Continue reading

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Quality Time by Julianne McGill

Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to a wedding for one of my college friends. I was really excited because my husband, Tyler, was able to come with me (see picture above). He has a very busy job … Continue reading

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Bidding for Affection: What Really Creates Relationship Satisfaction? by Sarah Beth Thompson

Couples build intimacy through hundreds of ordinary, seemingly mundane moments in which they attempt to make emotional connections. These attempts have been termed “bids” by leading couple relationship researcher John Gottman. These bids are important to help maintain happiness in … Continue reading

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A diamond may be “forever,” but what about your marriage? by Allison Mangone

Recently you may have heard an interesting news report on the radio or television regarding a link between the cost of buying an engagement ring and the subsequent likelihood of divorce for the couple. For those of you who haven’t … Continue reading

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Recalling your strengths, improving your relationship by Alex Chan

As human beings, it’s very easy to pay attention to the negative events or situations that we come across every day. Some would say that this tendency has helped us survive as a species. If we never took the time … Continue reading

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