We are all aware that a happy marriage requires work and commitment – it’s not going to be rainbows and smiling faces for the whole time, let’s be honest!

 

However, there are a number of key points to enjoy a happy marriage, backed by the power of science! 

 

Here’s what the researchers say is the way to a happy relationship:

 

More sex = happier couple

The more sex you and your partner have the more relaxed you will both feel, helping to cut down on any arguments or stress. According to Social Psychological and Personality Science, newlyweds who had a lot of sex were happier in their relationship than those who didn’t.

 

Spending discrepancies

A couple who thinks the same in terms of money are likely to be happier. While most of us are drawn to those who have different spending ideas, there are going to be less financial fights if you both think the same about money. well that’s according to researchers the the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School.

 

There’s no I in team

The way you speak also affects how happy you are going to be together as a couple. According to Psychology and Aging, the more times you say ‘we’ rather than ‘me’ or ‘you’ the happier your relationship will be.

 

Friendship first

Gottman's Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work says that friendship is just as important as all the other stuff. If you aren’t friends, than nothing else will really count.

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