Kelly, 34, from Fort Lee, NJ says her boyfriend made fun of her while she was watching an episode of the HBO show Girls. "He was basically calling the characters spoiled, entitled brats—which I get, but I kind of like escaping into their 20-something worlds," says Kelly. "I made him settle in with me and watch the rest of the episode—and the plotline actually started an interesting conversation."
This couple is on to something, according to a recent study by Ronald Rogge and a team of researchers who concluded that watching and discussing movies lowers the divorce rate. The study participants were sent home with a list of 47 movies with intimate relationships as a major plot focus and asked to watch one a week for the next month, followed by the same guided discussion for about 45 minutes. The results suggested that many couples already possess relationship skills; they just need reminders, or movies, to put them into practice. Seems easy, relaxing and fun!
Story originally posted on MSN.com. Picture by GETTY.