Solving Your “Solvable Problems”

According to John Gottman, marital conflicts fall into just two categories: solvable and perpetual. Perpetual conflicts show up over and over. They probably will never disappear because they come from fundamental differences in personality: She wants to have a baby but he doesn't want children; he hates clutter but she's a pack-rat; she wants a religious home but he's an atheist. Every marriage has conflicts like these. As one psychologist said, when you choose a life partner "you will in...
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