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Friday, February 10, 2006

Altruism in Marriage

Here is an interesting tidbit:

Altruism may breed better marriages, a new study suggests.

“That’s interesting,” I think, so I read on:

Study participants were asked whether they agreed with statements that define altruism, such as, “I'd rather suffer myself than let the one I love suffer.”

Those who agreed with [this statement] tended to also report happiness with their spouses.

Hmm. What do you want to bet that the ones who didn’t agree with the statement had spouses who weren’t happy with them?


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