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It is not unusual for a wife and husband to differ greatly in terms of temperament. Perhaps she enjoys arguing a point, while he is a constant peacemaker.
Or perhaps he loves social life, but she thinks parties take time away from valuable work. Art Bennett is a marriage and family therapist; Laraine Bennett is a freelance writer. Their book examines the effects on marriage of the four classic temperaments that help to shape a human personality.
The four temperaments are the choleric, melancholic, sanguine and phlegmatic. He wants to take charge and get things done. The Bennetts tell of a couple they call Ron and Stacy. While opposites attract, a man and woman of the same temperament also sometimes marry.
Yet one temperament always is primary. Each list recommends positive ways to deal with a spouse by taking temperament into account.
Are you a melancholic married to a choleric? A sanguine married to a sanguine?
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Common Values Try a short exercise to determine how close you and your spouse are on basic marriage values. Personality Differences How to add generosity and understanding to your marriage.
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