Boost Your Couple Connection

The pronoun “we” may just be the ticket to a happier, healthier relationship, a new study suggests.


Couples that use inclusive pronouns like "we," "our," and "us" tend to resolve conflict better than those who don't, resulting in happier relationships, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, say.

Theres no magic to the words; "we" language simply reflects a sense of shared identity and a stronger couple bond. Up your own "we" factor by carving out time to do fun togetherness-boosting activities as a couple, like cooking together or going to a concert, New York City therapist Rachel Sussman suggests.
Last Updated: June 02, 2010

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