There is a widely read article from the June 12th, 2014 issue of the Atlantic by Emily Esfahani Smith entitled, “Masters of Love—Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.” The article describes academic research on what makes marriage relationships succeed—or fail. Here are some tidbits from the article: 3 in 10 marriages are ‘happy’ People seek emotional connection—or ‘bids’. In relationships that are successful, those emotional connections are acknowledged 87% of the time. In unsuccessful relationships, those ‘bids’ are only acknowledged 33% of the time. Celebrating another’s successes is one of the best predictors of a1Read Our Blog
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