Domestic Diversions

Starting happy, ending divorced: The power of negativity

The Journal of Family Psychology tackles the mystery of “why even satisfied newlyweds eventually go on to divorce.”

The research abstract for Justin Lavner and Thomas Bradbury’s article states (excerpt):
Divorcing couples displayed more negative communication, emotion, and social support as newlyweds compared with couples who did not divorce. . . . Overall, results indicate that even couples who are very successful at navigating the early years of marriage can be vulnerable to later dissolution if their interpersonal exchanges are poorly regulated.

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