The Secrets Of A Long, Healthy Relationship, According To Science

Did you know that happy couples have 5 positive interactions for every negative one?

What about the fact that weddings only lead to a boost in happiness for 2 years (on average), and then couples’ happiness levels return to what they were prior to engagement? (Goodbye, honeymoon period!)

Happify, an emotional wellbeing site, shared these—hopefully—fun facts and more in their neat infographic:


Learn even more about the science of happiness.


  1. Julia

    ummm so according to this kids just mess up your marriage???? That’s great….we have 2 the oldest is about to start kindergarden, guess we are in for some fun the next couple of years…womp!!! womp!!!! ….

    June 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm
  2. Sori

    My husband and I have 5 children together and have been married for 12 years. I cannot say that we have been happy with each other 100% of the marriage but I surely don’t believe that the unhappy times are because of the kids! People change over time and our likes and dislikes develop, that’s what makes us human. What makes a strong relationship is love, trust, and attention. Talking out your problems before they become one. Most importantly always be there: a touch, a kiss before you leave for work, a hug just because you want one. Everyone is different but finding what makes you BOTH happy is what matters most. Kids just add to the fun! Oh and having a sense of humor. It’s OK to laugh you know!!!;D

    June 27, 2014 at 1:27 am

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