Key to an even hap­pier mar­riage

First For Women - - Insight -

Post­ing a pic­ture of an adorable puppy on the fridge along­side a photo of your hus­band can boost your re­la­tion­ship sat­is­fac­tion, sug­gests re­search in the jour­nal Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence. When in­ves­ti­ga­tors asked mar­ried cou­ples to view images of their spouse’s face along with cute an­i­mal photos twice a week for six weeks, part­ners re­ported a spike in good vibes and pos­i­tive emo­tions for each other. Why? The study au­thors say sub­jects started to as­so­ciate their sig­nif­i­cant other with the warm, fuzzy feel­ings the an­i­mals in­spired, rekin­dling love and deep­en­ing their bond.

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