Call 609-267-0070

Located Directly Across From The Burlington County Superior Court

What makes a healthy marriage?

Statistical trends still show that over half of married couples are likely to divorce. With this in mind, those who are getting ready to get married or who are currently married may wonder what it takes to succeed? What actually makes for a happy married life?

The question is not a novel one. It has existed for as long as society has recognized marriage — but one university has decided to bring this question into the spotlight and really dive into potential answers.

Northwestern University’s Marriage 101 includes discussions about popular books on marriage as well as reviews of academic studies on the topic. Some broad takeaways discussed in more detail within the course include:

  • Know yourself. It is important to have a good understanding of yourself to have a good marriage. Ideally, you have this understanding before getting married as this better increases the likelihood of a good marriage from the beginning.
  • Know how to handle conflict. You will likely argue with your spouse. This is normal. It is possible to have a good, healthy marriage and still have arguments. The key: knowing how to navigate the argument. Instead of looking at it as a winner takes all battle, try looking at the argument as a problem that you, as a couple, are trying to address together. Going through the problem together, instead of you versus me, can help you get through the conflict as a stronger unit.

The course also notes that not all marriages succeed. Without a similar worldview, for example, it is nearly impossible to empathize with a partner making a successful marriage extremely difficult.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us for a response

AmeliaStaffordshire Bull Terrier

Meet our Dogalegal, Amelia, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Office Mascot! She has greeted clients at our office door for many years. But, due to her overly welcoming personality,Amelia spends most days at a Doggy Daycare where she can freely display her affectionate nature.

To Save Another Like Her, Click Here
Contact Smith Jadin Johnson »

Let Us Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location:

Musulin Law Firm, LLC
135 High Street
P.O. Box 100
Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Phone: 609-267-0070
Fax: 609-267-7713
Map & Directions