- Opposites attract and are more likely to stay interesting to one another over the long haul
- A perfect relationship means no conflict
- Having separate lives keeps couples together long term.
- To be happy, you need to talk about relationship challenges and problems often
Women, as a rule, have a positive association with relationship talk; it makes them feel connected and happy. Men, on the other hand, do not enjoy relationship talk; it makes them feel blamed, worried, and distressed.
I sobre les parelles que són felices a llarg termini, un element clau és tenir expecatives realistes (!?):
To take your relationship from good to great, it's essential to transform unrealistic expectations -- the ones that rarely get met and then cause you frustration, anger, sadness, hurt, and other negative emotions -- into more realistic versions that will be met. One of the best ways to do that is to stop relying on myths and look at facts instead.
Tot això segons aquesta dona, la doctora Terri Orbuch. Almenys val la pena pensar-hi. Comentaris?