I’m sure we all crave a happy marriage; happily ever after is the dream of every couple when they say ‘I do’.
Various researches have shown what can really make couples happy. Check out some of the things happy couples do, according to science.
1. SHOW APPRECIATION
According to a 2007 study by researchers from Arizona State University, saying thank you to your partner might be seen as insignificant but it can actually have a huge impact in your marriage.
The study found that when couples thanked each other for completing a house chore, there is a less perceived resentment over imbalance in household duties.
2. HAVE AN ACTIVE SEX LIFE
According to a study conducted by Denise Donnelly published in the Journal of Sex Research, couples who are less sexually active experience lower satisfaction in their marriages compared to couples who are sexually active.
3. MAINTAINING CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Various researches have found that couples who still maintain good relationships with their families and friends tend to have a satisfied marriage.
4. SLEEP NAKED
According to a research conducted by Cotton USA and Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, couples who sleep naked are more content than couples who cover it up in bed. According to Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe “Bedding can feel extremely soft against the skin, encouraging openness and intimacy between couples and ultimately increasing happiness.’’
5. MAINTAINING EXCITEMENT
Research has also found that maintaining excitement can also make a marriage happy. According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Psychological Science, boredom in a marriage can lead to a reduced marital satisfaction.
6. CELEBRATE GOOD NEWS TOGETHER
According to a research conducted by psychologists Shelly Gable of UCLA and Harry Reis of University of Rochester, one of the secrets of a happy marriage is to celebrate good news together.
The researchers found that it doesn’t just end at celebrating big things like having a promotion, but couples who celebrate little everyday victories tend to have marital satisfaction.
According to researchers, with these six tips, you would most likely have a happy married life.