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Is being slightly delusional the key to a happy marriage?

“…people who were unrealistically idealistic about their partners when they got married were more satisfied with their marriage three years later than less idealistic people.”

Conventional wisdom says that if you idealize the person you marry, the disappointment is just going to be that much worse when you find out they aren’t perfect. But new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, challenges that assumption; people who were unrealistically idealistic about their partners when they got married were more satisfied with their marriage three years later than less idealistic people.

Source: Psychological Science

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