Idiom of the Day
boil down to (something)
to reduce something to its essential or main part
The reason that we could not go on a holiday boiled down to the fact that we had no money.
Couple traits that influence marital satisfaction and dissatisfaction include communication and conflict resolution skills and several other traits specifically pointed out by Larson , that include the following:Cohesion time spent together compared with time spent apart that leads to a perception and feeling of emotional closeness. Intimacy the combination of selfdisclosure, affection, sexual relations, and cohesion.Control or power sharing ,the ability to influence another person to go in the direction you want. When there is give-and-take and the power and control is equitable and shared, then a feeling of satisfaction generally occurs. When one spouse tends to exercise too much power or control in decision making, then dissatisfaction can occur.Consensus ,the degree of agreement you and your partner experience on a variety of marital issues such as proper behavior in public, religious matters, decision making, and displays of affection. Similarly, Larson states that consensus can be realized in one of three ways in marriage:(1) you accept and appreciate that you are already similar,(2) you accept your differences without resentment or despair, or(3) you reach consensus through healthy conflict resolution