Navigation Links
Couples Who Don't Fight Much Aren't Likely to Start
Date:8/23/2011

TUESDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The amount of fighting and arguing in your marriage isn't likely to change much over the years, a new study suggests.

Ohio State University researchers looked at data from nearly 1,000 couples who were followed from 1980 to 2000. Based on how often participants said they disagreed with their spouse, the couples were divided into low-, middle- and high-conflict marriages.

There was little change in any of the couples' levels of conflict over the 20 years of the study, which appears online and in a future print edition of the Journal of Family Issues.

The findings may be good news for the 16 percent of couples with low levels of conflict and even the 60 percent with moderate levels of conflict, but not for the 22 percent of couples who fight and argue a lot, the researchers said.

The study found that people in low-conflict marriages were more likely than others to say they shared decision-making with their spouses.

"That's interesting because you might think that making decisions jointly would create more opportunities for conflict, but that's not what we found," study author Claire Kamp Dush, an assistant professor of human development and family science, said in a university news release.

"It may be that if both spouses have a say in decision-making, they are more satisfied with their relationship and are less likely to fight," she suggested.

The study also found that those in low-conflict marriages were more likely to say they believed in traditional, lifelong marriage.

"People who believe marriage should last forever may also believe that fighting is just not worth it. They may be more likely to just let disagreements go," Kamp Dush said.

More information

The U.S. Administration for Children and Families outlines the benefits of a healthy marriage.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Ohio State University, news release, Aug. 15, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Even Living Together Is Too Much Commitment for Todays Couples
2. Couples report gender differences in relationship, sexual satisfaction over time
3. Long Commutes Tough on Couples Relationships
4. Fighting HIV in South Africa should focus on couples, study finds
5. Gay couples could benefit from testing together
6. Young Couples Often Disagree About Monogamy, Study Finds
7. Young couples cant agree on whether they have agreed to be monogamous
8. Math Skills Boost Couples Financial Worth: Study
9. Testing African couples for HIV is cost-effective prevention strategy
10. Children raised by gay couples show good progress through school
11. Gay Couples Vulnerable to HIV When Monogamy Is Unsure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... in the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its ... be the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June ... with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking ... common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are recognized ... this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within the ... this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, Burt ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") the ... of collagen and mineral based medical devices for ... Bill Messer has joined the company as ... the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic ... joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as an ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for ... of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, ... Center for Innovation, today announced the five finalists ... Hackathon for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components ... replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: