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Age affects how married couples handle conflict

Arguing with your spouse about where to go on vacation or how to handle the kids? As you age, you may be more likely to handle such disagreements by changing the subject, according to new research. The study followed older couples over a 13-year period and found that as couples aged, both husbands and wives increased their tendency to avoid conflict, for example by changing the subject or diverting attention away from the conflict.
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