Jim Coan, Ph.D. is doing research that proves having good, positive, and loving relationships help us manage stress better. We are social creates who need comfort and connection. See this Youtube link for more on this. Evidence that working on relationships is really worth it! More details on this research from webMD.
Any marriage counselor will tell you that one of the most common problems observed when couples come for help is poor communication skills. People get into trouble in their marriages because they have not developed their ability to listen and communicate.
Evelyn Schmechtig -Cochran