The right way to resolve a marital rift may boil down to a single choice of words. University of

California, Berkeley, researchers found that married couples who used plural pronouns–such as we, us, and our–during a spat were less likely to feel stressed-out afterward. But those who said “I” were more apt to have negative emotions and marital dissatisfaction. “Using ‘we language’ during a fight may help couples align themselves on the same team, as opposed to being adversaries,” says lead author Benjamin Seider.

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