How to stay happy in marriage
A relationship expert has listed out some things help in making a marriage a happy one.
Relationship expert Ty Tashiro has said that the more traits that one picks above the average, the lower the statistical odds would be that they'll find a match.
He said that if there is a room of 100 men, and if one chooses mediocrity - trifecta of average income, looks and height a€" one will have, statistically, only 13 suitors, and when the criteria is increased to an attractive man at least 6-feet tall who makes 87,000 dollars, there is only one person left out of the 100.
Add when another trait - funny, kind, even a political affiliation - it becomes statistically impossible to find him out of 100 men.
Tashiro, a professor at the Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research at the University of Maryland, said attractiveness should be kept off the table, as looks are not a predictor of sexual satisfaction, nor do they correlate to happier marriages.
He said that even money does not a happy marriage make a€" at least over a certain point. Money makes a difference on the low end of the income scale, but there is "diminishing returns" on happiness in marriage above a financially stable 75,000 dollars-a-year.
Tashiro said that the best personality indicator for sustaining a loving relationship is agreeableness, the New York Post reported.
Agreeableness describes someone who is "courteous, flexible, trusting, good-natured, cooperative, forgiving, soft-hearted and tolerant."
(Posted on 03-02-2014)