Researchers in Chicago think so. They found that couples who spent just seven minutes every few months writing short essays about their recent fights reported being less unhappy a year later than similar couples who didn’t do the assignments. The approach was simple – each couple was asked to reconsider a recent argument from the perspective of a neutral well-wisher. The couple was asked a simple essay question. The average time responding to the question was only 7 minutes. Couples that answered these simple questions only three times a year reported being happier over time. Check out the full article and the mini marriage essay questions here.