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The Tone of Your Voice Can Make or Break Your Relationship

December 4, 20159 min
What steps can couples take to make sure their tones of voice are working to their advantage?If you've been in a relationship for a long period of time, it seems like you know your better half better than anyone. You know when they are angry, when they are upset, and when they switch over to a tone of voice that can drive you insane.It turns out, new research that was published in Proceedings of Interspeech found that the tone of voice that you use to talk to your partner can predict whether or not your relationship will last.In the study, researchers looked listened to recorded conversations during marriage therapy sessions from more than 100 couples over a span of two years, and then tracked their marital status for five years.Is your tone of voice that important in your relationship?Listen in as Paul Coleman, PsyD shares why the tone of your voice can make or break your relationship.

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