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Old Saying: 'Happy Wife, Happy Life' May Be True

Old Saying: 'Happy Wife, Happy Life' May Be True
Posted February 14th, 2014 @ 1:07pm by KFBK News

U.C. Berkeley researchers find that the old saying, '"happy wife, happy life," might be true.  

Researchers took a look at more than 150 East Bay heterosexual married couples over the span of 25 years and determined that the key to a long marriage lies in the wife's ability to calm down after an argument.  

Researchers found that wives with the genetic ability to regulate serotonin, a hormone that plays a part in mood regulation, have a higher rate of marital satisfaction.  

The research showed that a husband's ability to control his mood after an argument did not affect the satisfaction in the marriage. 

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