Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Now that the Supreme Court has decided that gay marriages deserve the same rights as straight ones, it’s worth keeping in mind the findings of psychologists John and Julie Gottman, arguably the world’s leading experts on what makes relationships work. They are finding that gay and heterosexual marriages share a lot in common in terms of why they thrive or fail, but on one of the biggest determinants of marital success—how couples fight—gay couples have an edge.
“They are,” John Gottman told me, “a lot nicer to each other during fights.”
Some marriages are more equal than others. It's Science!