Weekly Wisdom Newsletter #16

Published Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019


This week, I was very interested in the Gottman Institute, which gives research-backed advice for improving relationships. Here are this week's chosen learning points:

  1. Who should listen more in a marriage: Heterosexual marriages succeed to the extend that husbands accept influence from wives, not vice-versa, because males tend to have bigger egos. (Source)

  2. What to avoid in a relationship: The Four Horseman that bring apocalypse to a relationship are criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. I highly recommend checking out this 2-minute video.

  3. Commitment trumps tactics in marriage: Marriage success is not depend on who you are or what you do, but rather how you communicate with each other. Personality compatibility and life circumstances are trivial compared to commitment to making things work. (Source)

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