The Atlantic went to the core of relationships and the science behind lasting relationships. So how do we make our marriages and relationships better, more enjoyable, happier, more workable, lasting?
Emily Esfahani Smith writes (excerpt):
There are many reasons why relationships fail, but if you look at what drives the deterioration of many relationships, it’s often a breakdown of kindness. As the normal stresses of a life together pile up . . . couples may put less effort into their relationship and let the petty grievances they hold against one another tear them apart. . . . But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.