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How the Tone of Your Voice Can Make or Break Your Relationship

Summary: What steps can couples take to make sure their tones of voice are working to their advantage?
Air Date: 12/4/15
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Paul Coleman, PsyD
Paul ColemanDr. Paul Coleman is a psychologist in private practice for 30 years, motivational speaker, and author of thirteen books including his newest, Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces (www.TalksByPaul.com).

He is considered one of the foremost experts on overcoming adversity and on managing relationships. He has appeared on numerous televisions shows such as Oprah, Today, and Geraldo, been interviewed on dozens of radio stations, and quoted in popular magazines such as Reader's Digest and Spirituality & Health. He has appeared at national convention venues such as "TRANSFORM" and "THE AFTERLIFE AWARENESS CONFERENCE.

He is also a playwright and stage actor appearing in local and regional theaters. He and his wife have been married for 33 years. They have three children.
How the Tone of Your Voice Can Make or Break Your Relationship
If you've been in a relationship for a long period of time, it seems like you know your better half better than anyone.

You know when they're angry, when they're upset, and when they switch over to a tone of voice that can drive you insane.

New research that was published in Proceedings of Interspeech found that the tone of voice you use to talk to your partner can predict whether or not your relationship will last.

In the study, researchers listened to recorded conversations during marriage therapy sessions of more than 100 couples over a span of two years and then tracked their marital status for five years.

What did the researchers find? Is your tone of voice that important in your relationship?

Listen in as Paul Coleman, PsyD, shares why the tone of your voice can make or break your relationship.
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