Beyond The Myth of Marital Happiness

by Blaine J. Fowers Ph.D.

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Written in English
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  • Social, group or collective psychology,
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  • Family Psychology,
  • Social Science,
  • Love / Sex / Marriage,
  • Psychology,
  • Family/Marriage,
  • Sociology,
  • Sociology - Marriage & Family,
  • Social Psychology,
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Introduction: The Myths of Happiness 1 See this wonderful chapter for a discussion of why human beings overestimate their negative reactions to negative events and their positive reactions to positive events: Gilbert, D. T., Driver-Linn, E., & Wilson, T. D. (). The trouble with Vronsky: Impact bias in the forecasting of future affective Size: KB.   He’s the one who was wrong.” Often there is a “marital iceberg” of hidden differences residing below the surface of their relationship. But marriage, like life, doesn’t have to end this way. You can make your marriage happy (or happier) by choosing to do so. You can start down the road to marital happiness this very day. If you’re someone who’s happiest when with your partner, that is a good sign of marital happiness. In a study involving married couples, results found that the best predictor of marital satisfaction was the amount of time spent alone with the spouse.   The myths of happiness Three books on how to attain it and what it means-- marital satisfaction soars. But having kids seems to be worth it. And beyond mood, such cascades improve what.

  Yet, this belief, that having children will improve one’s marriage, is a tenacious and persistent myth among those who are young and in love. It seems obvious that adding a baby to a household. Nearly all of us buy into what I call the myths of happiness—beliefs that certain adult achievements (marriage, kids, jobs, wealth) will make us forever happy and that certain adult failures or adversities (health problems, not having a life partner, having little money) will make us forever unhappy.   Women, being married needn’t make you unhappy – if you choose the right man All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership.   What is the romanticism projected by cultural entertainment and how has it impacted the church? Gary Thomas: Romanticism elevates a certain aspect of relationship at the expense of higher qualities. Romanticism idealizes euphoria, celebrates the myth of “the one” as a human counterpart who fulfills us, and focuses on finding the right person instead of .

Myths and Facts about Homosexuality Myth #1: 10 percent of the population is homosexual. Don’t believe this lie. This myth took off when advocates began misquoting a book written by Alfred Kinsey in the s called Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.

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Discover the Deeper Meaning of Marriage in the Virtues and Joysof Long-Term Partnership. According to psychologist Blaine Fowers, the myth of marital happiness-that good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy result in a healthy relationship-has made marriages more fragile than ever by:   Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness: How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship Hardcover – January 1, by Blaine J.

Fowers Ph.D. (Author)/5(6). Thus the most common indicator that social scientists use to identify a good marriage comes directly from our cultural belief that happiness is the core of a good marriage. In this way, through the emphasis on feelings about marriage, the myth of marital happiness is built right into the very foundation of marital research.”4/5(9).

The name of the book is actually The Myth of Marital Happiness. I don't know why it is shortened in the GoodReads list. The premise is that we are so often disappointed by our marriage and our partner's shortcomings because we base our expectations on the myth that marriage as an institution makes people happy.4/5.

Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness: How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship / Edition 1 by Blaine J. Fowers Blaine J. Fowers | Read ReviewsBrand: Wiley. 2-in - Books - Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship.

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According to psychologist Blaine Fowers, the myth of marital happiness-that good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy result in a healthy relationship-has made marriages more fragile than ever before and we must let it go.

Discover the Deeper Meaning of Marriage in the Virtues and Joysof Long-Term Partnership. According to psychologist Blaine Fowers, the myth of marital happiness-that good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy result in a healthy relationship-has made marriages more fragile than ever before.4/5(7).

Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness: How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship: Books - 4/5(7).

Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness By Blaine J. Fowers Moves beyond the myth of marital happiness based on good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy. According to psychologist Blaine Fowers, the myth of marital happiness-that good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy result in a healthy relationship-has made marriages more fragile than ever before and we must let it :   Much was made of Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert's book, Stumbling on Happiness, published inwhich concluded, based on a review of recent studies, that "marital satisfaction decreases.

Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness: How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship Blaine J.

Fowers ISBN: September Jossey-Bass Pages. Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness: How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship/5(5). In this way, through the emphasis on feelings about marriage, the myth of marital happiness is built right into the very foundation of marital research.” The science has been flawed all along—and we were stupid enough to believe it.

If we had believed in loyalty as the premise of a good marriage, /5(5). The following conclusions appear to be justified: (1) There is no evidence that happiness in marriage is a function of understanding the mate or is related to the similarity of selves of the mates.

(2) Evidence indicates that marital happiness is associated with similarity of self perceptions of the mates.

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Yes, some of the myths need to be yelled at from rooftops - the myth that marriage makes you happy; the myth that being childless makes you unhappy; the myth that we need a lot of money - with her decades of research behind her, Lyubomirsky sets out to show how these myths are just that - myths/5.

Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness Blaine J. Fowers Hardcover ( pgs.) This controversial yet inspiring book challenges readers to look beyond the marital strongholds of communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy to embrace the virtues of loyalty, generosity, justice, and courage in strengthening relationships.

The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet. But beyond having a job – any job – one of the most widely used measures of success is having a good job, and doing well in your career. Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship, by Fowers, Blaine J.

In The Myths of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements (marriage, children, professional satisfaction, wealth) and failures (divorce, financial ruin, illness) to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.

In this book, I draw on the latest scientific research to show that believing in these happiness myths can have toxic consequences. Not only do our false expectations turn foreseeable life transitions into full-blown crisis points, but, worse, they also steer us to make poor decisions and impair our mental health.

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[Blaine J Fowers]. Beyond The Myth of Marital Happiness By Blaine J. Fowers Ph.D. June 6, by Laurel Fay Leave a Comment According to psychologist Blaine Fowers, the myth of marital happiness-that good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy result in a healthy relationship-has made marriages more fragile than ever before and we must let it go.

Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment is a powerful book that shows how our definition of happiness is often misconstrued and illusory. It explains how our entitlements (life is supposed to be a certain way), beliefs, always remaining in our heads, being caught in our emotions, and our conditioned behaviors obstruct our path to /5.

Best Media Debunking of the Myth of Marital Bliss the relentless stream of studies about the supposed boost to happiness of getting married. She. In his paradigm-shifting book Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness, Dr.

Blaine Fowers observed what I believe to be one of the most important ­truisms of marriage. He stated: He stated: I have become convinced that strong marriages are built on the virtues or character strengths of the spouses.

About The Myths of Happiness. Happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky’s research-based lessons in how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest moments In The Myths of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements (marriage, children, professional satisfaction, wealth) and failures (singlehood, divorce.

Forget what you've been taught about Emily Dickinson, discard the myth that has been passed down through the years, and step into Emily's real life. Although this is a work of fiction, it is told in the first-person as if it were an autobiography and contains a mix of both known facts and informed speculation.4/5.Nearly all of us buy into what I call the myths of happiness—beliefs that certain adult achievements (marriage, kids, jobs, wealth) will make us.

MYTH: Marriage makes people happy. REALITY: You can't expect your spouse to be your one source of happiness. Your personal happiness must come from within yourself. Marriage can complement your own individual happiness but it can't be the primary source.

MYTH: You won't have major problems if you truly love one : Sheri Stritof.