Marriage and Couples Counseling

  • Success and happiness in life.  A research project was commenced in the 1940s.  Initially there were 268 men who were attending Harvard University and were periodically studied over their entire lives. Later others, including women, became part of the study. The goal of the original study was to find out about success and happiness. The study showed that college entrance scores and grade averages did not predict either success or happiness in later life.
This study contains three significant insights for us today.  First, adult happiness had a high correlation with childhood family happiness, especially love and affection from their parents.  Second is the importance of a healthy, stable marriage to lifelong happiness. 

Third is the negative effects of alcohol on marital and lifetime success and happiness.  Alcohol abuse touches one-third of families and is involved in one-fourth of hospital admissions.  It plays a major role in death, bad health, and diminished accomplishment.    (source:  Decoding Keys to a Healthy Life, http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/20212/02/decoding-keys-to-a-healthy-life/; and George E. Vaillant, Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study (2012), 1089.)
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Family Essentials
721 N. Pines Rd
Spokane Valley, WA  99206
(509) 892-1100
They accept Cash or State Medicaid Insurance.