If you’re looking for ways to strengthen the communication skills in your relationship, watching movies together may be just the remedy you need! Researchers studied a mixture of 174 couples. Each couple was either engaged or a newlywed. They assigned movies for these couples to watch, and they were given 11 open-ended questions to discuss about the film after viewing it. The exercise showed to act as a therapeutic gateway to enhanced communication and higher levels of feeling connected.
- The study preformed included 174 individuals who were either engaged or just recently married.
- A list is provided that contains all of the movies in which you and your partner can watch and discuss.
- Each couple had to ask each other 11 open-ended questions after they viewed the movie with one another.
“This means, whether one received specialized training or simply discussed the movies on the list, a couple’s chance of dissolving the relationship did not differ; they were both 13% lower than couples who received no intervention.”