8 Lessons in Love From the World’s Happiest Couples
With the help of a few sociologists (and Reader’s Digest), author Chrisanna Northrup interviewed more than 80,000 people around the world to compile some quantitative data on love, marriage, sex, trust, and more. Here are the top lessons learned from the couples who ranked themselves happiest.
You don’t have to share everything.
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Over one quarter of the happiest couples say they keep secrets from each other.
Find activities and passions you both enjoy.
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Of the 45 percent of people who say they have a lot in common with their partners, 95 percent describe their relationships as extremely happy.
Respect your marriage bed.
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Only one percent of the happiest partners say they’ve ever slept on the sofa.
Even with time, it’s important to still find each other attractive.
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Only 20 percent of the happiest partners say they’ve lost their attraction to their mates.