Summary: Seeking couple’s therapists to share insight on a new study about improving relationships
- Name: Rebecca Strong AskMen
- Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
- Email: [email protected]
- Media Outlet: AskMen
- Deadline: 11:00 AM EST – 11 July
Query: A new study revealed some interesting insights into strategies that help to improve your relationship. I’m looking for couples therapists to provide commentary on this. Here’s a link to the study findings. My questions are as follows:
- Why is it important to continually be “working” at your relationship? In other words, to not get complacent?
- Researchers found that when asked which strategies people are most likely to use to improve their relationships (and which ones they believe are most effective) these were the top 5 cited:
- Try to understand the other partner’s needs and desires.
- Discuss problems together and become more open to expressing their worries.
- Show more interest in the other partner and spend more time together.
- Go on more experiences together, including date nights and trips.
- Build trust, and be more honest and respectful.
- For each of the above strategies, explain why it works and why you recommend focusing on this.
- The least popular strategies included; improving your looks and going to self-improvement classes. Why are these strategies not as popular or effective?
- Interestingly, the study found that the only significant sex-based difference was that men were more willing to utilize “make concessions and compromises” as a strategy than women. Can you offer any insight into why this is?
Requirements: Source must be a licensed therapist