It never ceases to amaze me the number of different articles that exist on the internet that try to explore and define the reasons why so many marriages end in divorce. I recently read an article that has linked the over complimenting of children to divorce and other relationship issues. There theory is that inappropriate complimenting or over praising are turning many people into narcissistic praise-junkies and these type of people generally have problems sustaining relationships. I definitely believe that we live in a society that is quick to praise, but I’m not sure that over praising alone creates narcissistic people who are not good in relationships. However, it is an interesting concept and yet another theory that may shed some light onto why our divorce rate, although declining, is still very high.
If you would like to read the story about The Compliment Complex, see the following: http://www.bonitanews.com/news/2007/may/16/compliment_complex/?around_swfla