Research: Wife's Emotions, More So Than Husband's, Dictate Marital Satisfaction

Research: Wife's Emotions, More So Than Husband's, Dictate Marital Satisfaction
(Berkeley, CA) -- UC Berkeley researchers find that the old saying, '"happy wife, happy life," might be true. The "San Francisco Chronicle" says researchers took a look at more than 150-East Bay married couples over the span of 25-years and determined that the key to a long marriage lies in the wife's ability to calm down after an argument. Researchers found that wives with the genetic ability to regulate serotonin, a hormone that plays a part in mood regulation, have a higher rate of marital satisfaction. The research showed that a husband's ability to control his mood after an argument did not affect the satisfaction in the marriage.