For a Better Marriage, Sweat the Small Stuff

There's an old expression that says 'don't sweat the small stuff.' But a new study about marriage says that when it comes to your spouse, sweating the small stuff might actually be a good idea.

Terri Orbach calls herself the 'love doctor' and for more than twenty years she's been putting marriages under the microscope.

According to Orbach, staying happy in a marriage means focusing on the small details -- like those socks on the floor, the dirty dish left out, or the chore always left undone.

Orbach says following some simple tips can lead to more successful marriages.

Take ten minutes each day to talk -- but not about work, family, or chores

Be realistic -- there are some things you can never change about your spouse

Stay positive, not mean spirited with suggestions


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Orbach says you have to work at it but by following some of these simple tips, you're less likely to head for divorce.

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