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UR Researcher: Discussing Relationship Movies Can Cut Divorce Rate

UR Researcher: Discussing Relationship Movies Can Cut Divorce Rate

Rochester, NY -- Researchers at the University of Rochester have discovered newlyweds are less likely to get divorced within three years if they watch and discuss movies about relationships.

Psychology professor Ronald Rogge says his study shows discussing the films can be just as effective as counseling for engaged couples and couples marries six months or less.

His team tested 47 movies in which intimate relationships are a major plot focus, including classics like "Funny Girl" and contemporary films like "The Time Traveler's Wife."

Rogge is planning another round of research. Details are at his website.

 

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