There are some interesting facts about marriage which science have discovered through numerous researches that I would love to share with you.
Below are 6 interesting facts about marriage
1. MEN WITH ATTRACTIVE WIVES HAVE HAPPIER MARRIAGES
Do you see your wife as attractive? According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, having an attractive wife leads to a more satisfying marriage. The study found that spousal attractiveness plays a major role in marital satisfaction for men alone.
2. GUT REACTION TO YOUR SPOUSE MAY PREDICT MARITAL HAPPINESS
The gut feelings newlyweds have about their relationship can accurately predict their likelihood of marital happiness in the long run, says a 2013 study published in the journal Science. The study revealed that couples who had positive gut feelings were much happier in their marriage over time.
3. WIVES MATTER MORE WHEN IT COMES TO RESOLVING MARITAL SPATS
A wife’s ability to regain composure after an argument is far more important than her husband’s in regards to long-term marital satisfaction, says a 2013 UC Berkeley study. The researchers discovered that wives’ recovery time after conflicts had a larger impact on the relationship than the husbands’ both in the long and short-term thanks to their ability to discuss and offer solutions.
4. COUPLES FIGHT MORE AFTER A BAD NIGHT’S SLEEP
A 2013 UC Berkeley study published in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science found that bad sleep can make marital fights worse.
5. COUPLES ARE HAPPIEST THREE YEARS AFTER THEIR WEDDING
So how long have you been married to your spouse and what is your happiness level? It has been found that married couples are happiest in their third year of marriage. This is according to a 2013 survey conducted by U.K law firm Slater & Gordon. The researchers attributed this to couples becoming comfortable within the relationship.
6. MARRIAGE IS MORE IMPORTANT TO HAPPINESS THAN SALARY OR OWNING A HOME
Which do you think is more important to your happiness, marriage, salary or owning a home? According to the U.K.’s Office of National Statistics, being married is 20 times more important to a person’s happiness than their earnings and 13 times more important than owning a home.