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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Marriage Advice

From the Wall Street Journal:

Want great marriage advice? Ask a divorced person.

People who lose the most important relationship of their life tend to spend some time thinking about what went wrong. If they are at all self-reflective, this means they will acknowledge their own mistakes, not just their ex's blunders. And if they want to be lucky in love next time, they'll try to learn from these mistakes.

Research shows that most divorced people identify the same top five regrets—behaviors they believe contributed to their marriage's demise and that they resolve to change next time. "Divorced individuals who step back and say, 'This is what I've done wrong and this is what I will change,' have something powerful to teach others," says Terri Orbuch, a psychologist, research professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and author of the new book "Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship." "This is marriage advice learned the hard way," she says.

Read more here.


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I agree 100%. Research shows that the best way to learn is through experience and it does not necessarily have to be personal experience it can be through the experiences of others.

Posted by: Divorce Forms | Jul 28, 2012 8:55:38 AM

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