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The Profound Importance of Having "Couples Friends"


Professor emerita Kathleen Deal and the SSW's Geoff Greif are quoted in a story at that explores the importance of couples have other couples as friends.


Holing up at home for TV binges is fun, but let’s face it: you and your partner aren’t going to wow each other while sharing a box of Cheez-Its on the couch. On the other hand, when you’re spending time with another couple it’s exciting to see your partner engaging with and entertaining others. But couple friends can be more than a social release. They can also be an important aspect of a marriage, sources of support and camaraderie, and a way to assess the dynamic of your relationship. The right couple, experts say, can actually make your marriage better.

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