Portland Therapy Blog
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I would like to suggest that there is something really good about going through a break-up.
One truth for most long-term couples, is that satisfaction declines over time. Keeping interest, desire, and overall satisfaction alive in a relationship takes work. Couples typically become less and less happy with their relationships the longer they’ve been together. And a large part of my work is helping them rediscover that happiness. Recently, a group of scientists developed an intervention called “The Marriage Hack”, utilizing a specific technique they call emotional reappraisal that has had profound impact on my work with marital satisfaction.