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Improve Marriage Satisfaction in 21 Minutes

A recent study of married couples showed that three, seven-minute writing exercises per year prevented a decline over time in marital satisfaction, passion and sexual desire.

Eli Finkel, lead author of the study and professor of psychology at Northwestern University, states "Having a high quality marriage is one of the strongest predictors of happiness and health."

The study, entitled "A Brief Intervention to Promote Conflict Reappraisal Preserves Marital Quality Over Time" asked participants to take the stand of a neutral party who wanted the best for both parties while writing about the couple's most recent disagreement.

Results held true for newly weds to those married for decades.

For more information see : http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/02/21-minutes-to-marital-satisfaction.html