The secret to a happy marriage?
—common life goals?
—a sense of humor?
—finding your respective in-laws so annoying you bond over it in misanthropic communality?
Oh, no! It's something FAR simpler: Self-delusion.
See, a new study finds that the secret to a happy marriage is being slightly delusional about your partner. In fact, the study finds, those who tend to idealize their beloved do better than
normal people pragmatists when it comes to long-term happiness in marriage.
Maybe there's something to that whole starry-eyed wedded bliss thing we've always mocked.