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Friday, February 5, 2010

We vs I?


Those couples who use the word "we" vs "I" just might be happier.. or so says a new study released from the University of California. Inclusive pronouns suggest that couples think in different terms of cooperativeness and mutual respect. More "we" terms were found in the conversations of older adults and happier couples.

Want to read more? go to:http://www.msnbc.com/id/35261776/ns/health-behavior

5 comments:

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Christy Taylor said...

Joy,
I totally agree with this post. I really think that if couples referred to themselves as "we" vs. I that their marriage would be much more healthier. By focusing on "we", the selflessness is replaced with a sense of two becoming one when married. I hope that makes sense. I think that is what has helped in my marriage. Communication is a major factor as well.
Thanks for the great post! :)

Christy Taylor said...

Joy,
I totally agree with this post. I really think that if couples referred to themselves as "we" vs. I that their marriage would be much more healthier. By focusing on "we", the selfishness is replaced with a sense of two becoming one when married. I hope that makes sense. I think that is what has helped in my marriage. Communication is a major factor as well.
Thanks for the great post! :)

Christy Taylor said...

I am sorry I posted twice. The first post I said selflessness and meant to say selfishness. :)

joymiller said...

Thanks for the posts. The sense of selflessness is an important insight.