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According to a survey of mental health professionals conducted by YourTango.com, the No. 1 way to divorce-proof your marriage is to improve communication followed by making your spouse a priority — even over kids.

Not surprisingly, “communication problems” is cited as the most common factor (65 percent) that leads to divorce, followed by couples’ inability to resolve conflict (43 percent). The top communication complaints when considering divorce: 70 percent of men blame nagging/complaining, followed by their spouse not expressing sufficient appreciation (60 percent). 83 percent of women cite a lack of validation for their feelings and opinions, followed by their spouse not listening or talking about himself too much (56 percent).

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Divorce Proof Your Marriage (Really?) & Just 2 Simple Ways?  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

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