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Keeping the happy in happily ever after: Advice from a marriage therapist
According to a recent report by The National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, young couples today could use a little education. Most couples get married because of romantic love, but is that what sustains a marriage over the years? Rutgers scholars believe that a successful marriage depends on how well one gets along, intimately and over the long term, with one’s spouse. That requires relationship knowledge, which is not something we’re taught in formal education, says the report. So Howard Magazine asked marriage and family therapist Risa Davis-Ganel for some advice on just how to keep the happy in happily ever after.
By Lisa Kawata
July 27, 2011