Improving Communication to Prevent Divorce

Marital success hinges on a couple’s ability to discuss matters well. Researchers have identified three main aspects of marital communication: unrecognized filters or perceptions, the frequency of negative interaction, and misaligned expectations. More marriages may be helped by efforts to teach communication skills that recognize these factors and improve relationship quality. Programs like the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) have been effective in helping couples sustain their marriages. Educators propose that the program could be offered to more diverse groups, perhaps in a more interactive online format. The article contends that giving couples communication tools gives them the ability to better hear each other and avoid divorce.

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