From: TODAY

5 ‘love hacks’ to get through shaky times in your marriage

TODAY:

Modern marriage comes with great expectations. You want your spouse to be a thoughtful companion, terrific lover, best friend, attentive co-parent, ambitious worker, your key to fulfillment and more.

It’s an impressive ideal — if it works out.

We’re in an era where the best marriages are better than ever, but the average marriage is shaky, says Eli Finkel, author of the new book, “The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work.”

“We’re lumping more and more expectations onto this one relationship and consequently, we’re actually damaging it,” Finkel, a psychology professor at Northwestern University and director of the school’s Relationships and Motivation Lab, told TODAY.

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