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A Happy Spouse May Make You Not Just Happier, but Healthier

'Another person’s happiness is filling you up, so you do these healthy things'

(Newser) - If you follow the ping-ponging research, you'll know that happiness is achieved by staying single . Or maybe by expressing gratitude to your spouse. Or by having at least four kids . Well, it's time to add another line item to the list: Marry a happy person. So report researchers... More »

This Might Be Key Ingredient to a Happy Marriage

Gratitude can disrupt the common demand-withdraw cycle in relationships

(Newser) - The key to a happy and lasting marriage might be as simple as regularly expressing gratitude. So report researchers from the University of Georgia in a new study published in the journal Personal Relationships . After interviewing 468 married individuals on relationship satisfaction, covering everything from communication habits to finances, they... More »

Sorry, Guys: Wives' Happiness Matters More

Study: If women are happy in marriage, men are happy, period

(Newser) - A new study of marriage by sociologists suggests that what Medical Daily calls an age-old "morsel of manly wisdom" is actually true: For men, "a happy wife is a happy life." Researchers from Rutgers and the University of Michigan found the following dynamic at play: If women... More »

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