Regrets Most Divorced People Share

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Here’s another interesting post from our friends at YourTango:

University of Michigan psychologist Dr. Terri Orbuch collected data from 373 couples (46 percent of whom later got divorced) during their first year of marriage. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, she found that most divorced people shared the same five regrets about their marriages. Here is the advice she gathered, based on the post-divorce experience of 210 of the subjects, of whom 44 percent remarried.

1.Show your partner you love and care for them in any way you can.

Small gestures like complimenting your partner, saying “I love you” or holding hands go a long way. The most important ways to display affection are showing love, showing support, making your partner feel good about themselves and keeping things interesting in the relationship.

2. Money matters, discuss it.

Money is the number-one source of conflict in most marriages. “Talk money more often—not just when it’s tax time, when you have high debt, when bills come along,” Dr. Orbuch says.

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