Connection: Being known, loved, and supported on an intimate level is something every couple wants. No one signs up for a romantic relationship thinking, “I hope this is really mediocre and we occasionally understand and support each other.” Many couples are in danger of going on “autopilot” and getting bogged down in the hectic, never-ending day-to- day tasks. We can easily lose our connection to our partners and wonder where we went wrong.
Dr. John Gottman, premier relationship researcher, and therapist, with a 90% accuracy prediction ranking on if couples will stay together or go their separate ways says that friendship is by far the most significant protector:
“The determining factor in whether most wives feel satisfied in their marriage is the quality of the couple’s friendship. For most men, the determining factor is the same. So men and women come from the same planet after all… Friendship fuels the flames of romance because it offers the best protection against feeling adversarial toward your spouse.”
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