Sex & Relationships

A Major New Study Discovered What Makes A Relationship Successful

The key to happiness isn't always what you might think.

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Researchers Looked Into What Makes Couples Happy

In order to figure out what goes into the making of a good relationship, Samantha Joel, the lead author of a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and her colleagues analyzed data from more than 11,000 couples.

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The Team Analyzed Data From 11,000 Couples

Typically, relationship studies only ever look at a few variables at a time. But Joel and her team used 43 data sets, that tracked partners for about a year, to determine the extent to which they could predict the quality of relationships, as well as which measures best predict it.