The article began:
" Being happier is not dependent on income, success or beauty — or so say the new gurus of self-help. Rather, the key to an improved life is, apparently, mindfulness: the state of conscious awareness that allows us to live “in the moment”, wreathed in positive self-acceptance. While “mindful” eating, sleeping and relaxation techniques have long been in fashion, mindful marriage — an area that may benefit most from its teachings — has been neglected. Which is strange given that, when we're bristling defensively or hissing abuse at our spouses, it's gentle benefits could prove life-changing."