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Why Conventional Marriage Wisdom Is Wrong

John Gottman, Ph.D.  -   July 11, 2018
This article originally appeared in The Washington Post, co-authored by Christopher Dollard and John Gottman

Marriage is one of the oldest social, economic, religious and legal institutions in the world, and there’s no shortage of opinions on what makes it work. But much of the conventional wisdom is not based on evidence, and some is flat-out wrong. After researching thousands of couples for more than 40 years at The Gottman Institute, these are some of the myths we’ve encountered most often.

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