Discussing and watching movies about relationships was found to cut the three-year divorce rate for newlyweds in half, reveals research. The study, involving 174 couples, is the first long-term investigation to compare different types of early marriage intervention programs. The findings show that an inexpensive, fun, and relatively simple movie-and-talk approach can be just as effective as other more intensive therapist-led methods-reducing the divorce or separation rate from 24 to 11 percent after three years. "We thought the movie treatment would help, but not nearly as much as the other programs in which we were teaching all of these state-of-the-art skills," Ronald Rogge, associate professor of psychology at the University of Rochester and lead author of the study, said. "The results suggest that husbands and wives have a pretty good sense of what they might be doing right and wrong in their relationships. Thus, you might not need to teach them a whole lot of skills to cut the divorce rate. You might just need to get them to think about how they are currently behaving. And for five movies to give us a benefit over three years-that is awesome," he added. The study is published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.Source: ANI << Molecular Keys to Invasive Bladder Cancer Uncovered Gay Rights Activists in Venezuela Gather to Present a Petit... >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Is Your Relationship Really Close Enough? The essence of a true relationship lies in the way you feel for your partner. Do not make your relationship static; rather give constant attention to it and find out the right amount of intimacy. READ MORE New Relationship may Cause Weight Gain in Women A new research found how starting a new relationship could bring love and happiness for a woman, but may also cause the waist line to increase! READ MORE Jan 6: Most Dangerous Day of Year for Couples to Divorce The first Monday of the year has been named by legal experts as the most popular day for divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Relationship Problems and Top Ways to Solve Them Read on for the different kinds of relationship problems and top tips and advice to help your relationship flourish and grow. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Daily Calorie Requirements Drug - Food Interactions Drug Interaction Checker More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsRelationship Problems and Top Ways to Solve ThemHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?