Watch five romance movies to save your marriage

Watching and discussing romantic films could save you more than the occasional boquet of apology flowers.

Want to stay married?  Simply watch five movies with your spouse.  A just-published study by UCLA and University of Rochester looked at three ways to help couples stay together.   Intensive therapy sessions to help manage conflicts worked. So does compassion and acceptance training.  But what also works just as well, is way quicker, and could actually be fun is watching five movies in one month about relationships.  Movies and a little discussion cut the divorce or separation rate from 24 to 11 percent after three years.

You can try this at home by following the instructions here.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio


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