Okay, so I was reading my news feed, that let’s me know about anything divorce related. This one caught my eye. It said “Couples can avoid divorce by watching movies.?
Before i even read the article, I thought to myself, “Perfect, my wife and I love watching movies together”.
In fact we just had a marathon weekend this Valentines weekend where we watched the entire second season of House Of Cards, which is an amazing show by the way…
So as I was having that thought, I started to read the article. Then I started seeing words like “Clinical” and “Psychologist” and i suddenly realized that this was not about watching any old movie…
So what this story boiled down to is that showed that married couples who watch movies together and then talk about them, will strengthen the marriage. But again, these are not just regular old movies.
What they did is pre select 50 films that couples could choose from to watch together. The films had a common theme. They were films where there were conflict resolution issues in relationships. They were to watch 5 films of their choosing within 30 days
After the couples watched the films, they would discuss the film using questions provided to them.
So what was the result?
They said of their study that went from 1998 to 2004 showed that folks that participated had a 50% less likely chance of filing for divorce.
Hey, if watching movies can help improve relationships, I am all in. I am married and have been so for 18 years now, and would like to keep it that way.
It is not easy being married and it takes a lot of work to keep it together. A lot of give and take goes on in our home and so far so good on the home front. Not that we don’t have our days, but I think that is just part of the deal.
If you are interested in learning more about the program or to participate you can go to couples-research.com.
If you happen to check it out, make sure to let me know in the comments section below.
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