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Smartmarriages responds on Gottman "divorce predictions"

A couple days ago on the stats & studies blog, I posted Slate's excerpt about John Gottman's work from Laurie Abraham's book, "The Husbands and Wives Club" . Diane Sollee of Smart Marriages responded:

>To which we'd say, a big "so what." The point is not to use the research to

predict which couples will divorce.  I don't know of a single marriage

educator, including John Gottman, who even attempts to do this - or who has

a need to do it.  The research does help us in our work with couples

(premarital or long-married) when we can say "these behaviors are correlated

with marital success and these behaviors are highly correlated with couples

that divorce"  the exact point Gottman is making.  The research is

invaluable in understanding which behaviors lead to marital success and

which to failure,  to help us know what to teach.

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