Love is the key to happiness, but is happiness truly the key to love? We dug into the most compelling studies out there to answer the question you've always secretly wondered: How do you stack up against other so-called 'happy' couples? And the shocking research proves that happy couples are not always as they seem.
University of Chicago's Center of Demography and Economics of Aging in Illinois found that it's important for older couples to do this in order to protect the quality of their marriage. Lucky for us, it's a fun and easy thing.
Happiness is a mindset or attitude that comes from the way you think about your world. It is experienced as a state of contentment or well-being. Achieving this state of mind does not require that you live in a special place, accumulate a large amount of money (okay, it helps a little) or even that you have the best of health. It is thought that only about 10 percent of the variation in people’s reports of happiness can be explained by differences in their circumstances.
Have you ever felt that your nightmare, or the thing you feared most has turned into reality? It certainly has for me. I can honestly say I am living my worst nightmare, and yet loving my life. At the risk of being transparent, let me explain. Since I was a very young girl, I have always wanted to be married. Now, I didn’t dream about weddings, cake, and white lace. I’ve always dreamed about the union of marriage itself. The thought of actually having a partner in life, to build and share with, is what attracted me most to the idea of marriage.
Advise author Lisa Shultz shares the importance of positive communication. For internal and external communication alike, it is important to keep out the bad and instead, only focus on the golden parts of life.
As a 21st century woman, you are busy and life can feel hectic. We are hardworking women and we're all moving so fast rushing from one thing to the next. But, whew! It’s exhausting and stressful. Could it be that we’ve become too busy? When we move at this break neck pace, it causes us to lose touch with something special: our pleasure and sensuality. We forget to savor, enjoy, and really experience the best parts of life.
This infographic from Happify reveals the science behind happy couples, from how often they have sex to how they argue.
Learn how to be happy with yourself while undergoing self-improvement with the help of life coach Moreah Vestan. Her seven helpful tips will help you stay focused and positive while you're actively making changes in your life.
One of the largest studies of relationships ever has finally reported its findings. Conducted over a two-year period that encompassed 5,000 people of all relationship statuses, ages and sexual orientation, the study reveals some pretty interesting keys to keeping your relationship happy. We break it down for you.
The link between this and good relationships seems to go both ways. In a new study, women who were happy with this feature of themselves were more likely to be in happy relationships.
Love — it makes us smile, it makes us giggle and it makes us rejoice in the little moments we share together. In other words, love makes us happier human beings. And we're reminded of it with the recent conclusions garnered from Harvard's Grant Study. Here are fifteen love quotes (in easy-to-pin ecards) to make you both appreciate the happiness you've found in each other.
This life coach points out that weight doesn't need to mean everything when it comes to finding happiness. What could you achieve if you didn't let your body hold you back?
It looks like Bobby McFerrin was right when he sang, "don't worry be happy." According to a study published in Statistics in Medicine and conducted at Harvard University and the University of California, happiness is contagious.