How Married Couples Survive the Rough Patch

January 24, 2018

Ask anyone in a relationship if they've ever gone through a rough patch, and if they answer anything but yes, chances are they're lying. Daphne de Marneffe, PhD is the author of "The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together," and joins Cheddar to discuss the challenges facing modern marriages. She explains why today's married couples face stresses their parents never had to worry about.

The author says couples today are trying to have closer marriages over longer lives than ever before. She also explains what factors cause college-educated couples to have the lowest divorce rate of any demographic. New pressures like social media, dating sites, and technology addiction are changing the way we talk about relationships in the 21st Century.

The author also considers whether "more money, more problems," applies to marriage. She says it's essential to be honest about financial details when talking to your partner. Finally, she reveals her three tips to surviving even the roughest of patches.