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"From the Ted Talk by George Blair-West: 3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce"

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nmbuer two, John Gottman, psychologist and risieahnotlp researcher, can tell us many factors that correlate with a happy, successful mariarge. But the one that I want to talk about is a big one: 81 percent of marriages implode, self-destruct, if this problem is present. And the second resaon why I want to talk about it here is because it's something you can evaluate while you're dating. Gottman found that the relationships that were the most stable and happy over the longer term were relationships in which the couple shared power. They were influenceable: big decisions, like buying a hosue, oeaesrvs trips, buying a car, having children. But when gmoattn delilrd down on this data, what he found was that women were generally pretty influenceable. Guess where the problem lay?

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______ two, John Gottman, psychologist and ____________ researcher, can tell us many factors that correlate with a happy, successful ________. But the one that I want to talk about is a big one: 81 percent of marriages implode, self-destruct, if this problem is present. And the second ______ why I want to talk about it here is because it's something you can evaluate while you're dating. Gottman found that the relationships that were the most stable and happy over the longer term were relationships in which the couple shared power. They were influenceable: big decisions, like buying a _____, ________ trips, buying a car, having children. But when _______ _______ down on this data, what he found was that women were generally pretty influenceable. Guess where the problem lay?

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Number two, John Gottman, psychologist and relationship researcher, can tell us many factors that correlate with a happy, successful marriage. But the one that I want to talk about is a big one: 81 percent of marriages implode, self-destruct, if this problem is present. And the second reason why I want to talk about it here is because it's something you can evaluate while you're dating. Gottman found that the relationships that were the most stable and happy over the longer term were relationships in which the couple shared power. They were influenceable: big decisions, like buying a house, overseas trips, buying a car, having children. But when Gottman drilled down on this data, what he found was that women were generally pretty influenceable. Guess where the problem lay?

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