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Happy Wife, Happy Life? Study Says Old Saying Rings True

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(Fox59) – Happy wife, happy life?

Apparently, it’s true.

A study from Rutgers University says the time-honored saying has real-life meaning for married couples. The happier a woman is in her marriage, the happier her husband will be.

When a woman is happy, she tends to do more for her husband and provide more emotional support. Both have a positive effect on his well-being, researchers said. The reverse doesn’t hold true, the study suggested.

The study analyzed 394 couples who’d been married an average of 39 years; both partners were over 50 years old. Researchers suggested that the participants’ ages may have influenced the results because older couples follow more traditional gender roles than younger ones.

You can read the full study here.

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