What is it about?

Mindfulness likely works through the virtues of forgiveness and gratitude. We found the forgiveness and gratitude were two ways that mindfulness helped couples outcomes of romantic and sexual satisfaction.

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Why is it important?

Forgiveness is sometime thought of as only benefiting the offender. We found that forgiveness and gratitude helped both partners and created a more harmonious romantic and sexual relationship.


This article has a lot of personal importance to me. I really value both of these virtues and know that their benefits are far reaching.

Chelom Leavitt
Brigham Young University

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This page is a summary of: Forgiveness and Gratitude: Links Between Couples’ Mindfulness and Sexual and Relational Satisfaction in New Cisgender Heterosexual Marriages, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, December 2020, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/0092623x.2020.1842571.
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