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How relevant is the 'happy wife happy life' saying for modern marriages?


How relevant is the 'happy wife happy life' saying for modern marriages?

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Rosy Andrews Answered:

The old saying "happy wife happy life" has been around for ages. But is there any truth to it? Science says yes. I came across this Rutgers University study which suggests that the happier a wife is in a long-term marriage, the happier her husband will be. The article talks about how a woman is more likely to do nice things for her spouse when she's treated well.  So, how come there is the phrase "happy wife/happy life" but there's no plucky rhyme about a happy husband? The study suggests that it's because men are not typically as vocal about their relationships as women are and their level of marital unhappiness is less likely to affect those around them - specifically, their wives.  In the end, it is not only up to a husband to keep his wife happy. Partners should communicate their needs and put the other one first in the marriage.

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