Let’s Talk: Why People Divorce (or Want to Leave a Relationship)

In this epidode of The SavvyCast, Dr. Joe Beam shares the top 3 reasons why people divorce or want out of a  relationship, all based on research and all preventable.

Studies Based on John Gottman’s Research

Dr. Beam shares information based on John Gottman’s book The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy

  • They don’t feel loved.
  • The don’t feel liked.
  • They don’t feel respected.

Marriage Clinic John Gottman

How to Prevent This From Happening in Marriage

Dr. Beam shares ways couples can work to strengthen their relationship to help prevent one of these from driving another to want to leave.  One of the best ways to guard against divorce is to work on marriage (or any relationship) BEFORE problems become so bad that one or the other no longer wants to stay. Here are a few resources helpful in getting started on this preventive proactive path:

Resources related to this podcast:

 The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy by Dr. John Gottman

Marriage Helper: A resource for saving crisis marriages and providing resources to make all marriages stronger.

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