Happy couples idealize their partners

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A psychologist at the University of Westminster, London, stated that the key to a happy, long-lasting marriage is to believe that your partner is more attractive than they really are, the Daily Mail revealed on June 5.

Dr. Viren Swami said individuals who idealize their partners as more appealing than they actually are tend to feel more assured and happy with the relationship as compared to those who don’t do this. Dr. Swami’s hypothesis reflects the results of a 2011 study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, which concluded that creating an ideal illusion of one’s spouse amplifies positive characteristics and diminishes flaws.

Dr. Swami also said that believing your spouse is more attractive than you are helps build a lasting and satisfying union.

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