The Key to a Great Marriage Is . . .

Apparently nothing says “passion” and “romance” like introducing one of the most hated aspects of the corporate workplace into your marriage.

According to a new study, the key to a great marriage is . . . giving each other PERFORMANCE REVIEWS. Twice a year, in fact.

Researchers at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts had some couples come in every six months, and fill out forms about the strengths and weaknesses in their marriages. Then they had the couples share their forms with each other.

They also had some couples come in for interviews but DIDN’T have them do the performance evaluations.

And after a few years, they found the couples who gave each other reviews had major improvements in their relationship satisfaction and their intimacy. They were also much less likely to be depressed than people who didn’t do the evaluations.

The researchers say the performance reviews are a good way to sniff out potential problems in your relationship before they get too big, and drive you to counseling or splitting up.

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