Posted by: coachingparents | March 27, 2009

What is Your Marriage Rating?

Greetings! Author Pat Morley notes: “In writing about what makes a successful marriage, family systems thinker Edwin Friedman said, ‘In reality, no human marriage gets a rating of more than 70%.’ In other words, even the most successful marriage will only be symptom-free about 70% of the time. Patsy, my wife, and I both think we have a great marriage. We talked this 70% thing over, and it makes sense to us. Use this to encourage yourself. You don’t have to be symptom-free 100% of the time. 70% is about right, and that’s pretty good in a fallen world.”

And, if you are well below 70%, I’ll make arrangements to help you increase your percentage.


Mark Brandenburg

Mark Brandenburg MA, CPC


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