Study reveals long-term marriages tend to be better

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A study conducted by the University of California Berkeley revealed couples who have been together for more than 15 years are more likely to have a happier relationship, NBC reported on Thursday, February 13.

The study, which has began in 1989 and involved 156 couples, revealed partners who have been together for 15 years or more are no longer try to change each other. The study added that these pairs have learned how to value each other, contributing to their happiness.

The study also revealed women play a bigger role in calming relationship conflicts, couples who use the pronoun ‘we’ are better at solving marital problems, and that DNA may also play a role in achieving long-term relationship happiness.

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