01 Sep Happiness & talking about relationships…good for women but not so much for men!
Does talking about relationship matters boost happiness? Yes and no…
by Gretchin Rubin for Psychology Today
I’ve noticed that many people are fascinated by the happiness differences between men and women. For the most part, in my research and reflection, I don_ã_t focus overmuch on this, because I think it obscures the differences among individuals. In particular, when I focus on the way _ã–men_ã generally behave, I start to lump my husband along with half of humanity. I find myself feeling angry or annoyed with him for things he hasn_ã_t even done!
However, I did read some very interesting observations along these lines in 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great, by research professor Terri Orbuch, who is the project director of the Early Years of Marriage research project (although the project has been going on for more than twenty years, so it’s not just early years any more).
Read more about happiness and talking about relationships (or not) HERE