The longer a marriage lasts, the fewer quarrels and more humor in the relationship.
According to the American psychologists from the University of California, Berkeley, Finance and children constitute a difficulty only in the beginning of married life, reports the Daily Mail.
However, the longer the marital relationship, the more often pairs develops the ability to react to problems with a sense of humor.
The data has shaken the stereotype that older couples often already tired of each other and live together because of tradition or other reasons that are not affiliated with mutual affection.
American psychologists 13 years in a row watched couples, married from 15 to 35 years. Analysis of the relationship between spouses, was conducted for three meetings with a difference in five or six years. During each one of the pair spoke about controversial issues in marriage, which was recorded on video.
Their reaction was assessed in accordance with the facial expression, body language, what they say and tone of voice. Emotions are divided into categories: anger, contempt, disgust, dominant behavior, defensive posture, fear, tension, sadness, interest, affection, humor, enthusiasm.
The study showed an increase in positive behaviours, attachment and humor. Negative emotions, such as defensive posture, over the years, only decreased.
“Our research has shed light on one of the greatest ironies of married life. Despite the loss of friends and family, older people in stable marriages, relatively happy and have low level depression and anxiety, says study author Robert Levenson (Levenson, Robert).
It should be noted that the participants of the research concluded marital relations in the period of 1970-1990-ies.
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Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.