Psychologist John Gottman did a study on relationships and why some thrive while others fail. Part of the experiment involved observing how different couples reacted to one another.
From the data they gathered, Gottman separated the couples into two major groups: the masters and the disasters. The masters were still happily together after six years. The disasters had either broken up or were chronically unhappy in their marriages.
Some of the findings are just common sense. Showing kindness to your spouse/partner would seem like a natural thing when you’re in a relationship right? Not so. There are actually 3 other ways that people respond that are destructive to a relationship.
This really cast a lot of light on my own relationship with HY and onto other relationships of friends and family. Worth a read if you want to make a marriage stronger!