How Likely is Divorce?

Can you really tell whether you and your new love are likely to stay married? Wouldn’t it be great if you knew?

A researcher at Washington University says he has devised a quiz that couples can take to see how sturdy their relationship will be over time. Here’s the story on RedNova .

Dr. John Gottman’s theory is that the key to longevity in love isn’t sex or money or power; it’s friendship — friendship measured by intimate knowledge of the other person’s hopes, dreams, and fears. Gottman calls this cluster of knowledge a “love map.”

You can read more about his work, and the workshops he and his institute offer, at the Gottman Institute site.