Each cycle begins with a short snippet about the featured benefit of that cycle. This is the snippet for Cycle 3: Better Relationships.
A new study shows that feelings of gratitude were the most consistent predictor of marital quality among couples of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Couples who are more grateful for one another report being closer, more committed, and having greater mutual relationship satisfaction.
Maria Hillel says that the benefits of greater gratitude within relationships include:
“You can more easily accept others and yourself. We are all imperfect people seeking the best possible life. There is no reason not to be friends.
“You no longer take anything personally. Life presents difficult challenges for everyone; it’s not just about you.”Special Thanks to:
- Melody Beattie, author of the popular Co-dependent No More