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    Happy marriage study abandoned after the man gets depressed

    Sometimes, you read something and it puts a smile on your face..

    Happy marriage study abandoned as husband becomes depressed - Telegraph

    A study to assess whether marriage improves if a husband agrees to all his wife’s demands had to be abandoned after the man sank into a deep depression within a fortnight.

    Researchers at the University of Aukland in New Zealand were hoping to test whether the key to a happy marriage lies in bowing to the whims of a partner and giving up the need to ‘always be in the right.’

    In the experiment the husband was asked “agree with his wife’s every opinion and request without complaint.”

    “Even if he believed the female participant was wrong, the male was to bow and scrape,” said researchers.
    But after recruiting a couple for an initial pilot they were forced to scrap the project.

    “The situation had become intolerable by day 12,” said Professor Bruce Arroll, “By then the male participant found the female to be increasingly critical of everything he did.

    “He sat on the end of their bed, made her a cup of tea, and said as much. He explained the trial and then contacted the Data Safety Monitoring committee who terminated the trial immediately.”

    Researchers found that during the study the man’s quality of life dipped from a relatively happy seven out of 10 to a miserable three out of 10 in just 12 days.

    In contrast the woman’s happiness increased slightly from eight to 8.5 at six days.

    A separate female who was being used as a control also abandoned the project after becoming ‘hostile’ that her happiness being constantly recorded.

    Although the experiment was never completed, authors said their hypothesis suggested that ‘it’s better to be right than to be happy.’

    They added: “It seems that being right is a cause of happiness, and agreeing with what one disagrees with is a cause of unhappiness.

    “The availability of unbridled power adversely affects the quality of life of those on the receiving end.

    “Many people in the world live as couples and we believe that it could be harmful for one partner to always have to agree with the other.

    "However, more research is needed to see whether our results hold if it is the male who is always right."

    The study was published in the British Journal of Medicine.

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    Did this really need a study? Any idiot off the street could have told them as much.

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    So the husband is frying ice full time for the wife's happiness, with a result of

    In contrast the woman’s happiness increased slightly from eight to 8.5 at six days.
    His reward is

    “By then the male participant found the female to be increasingly critical of everything he did.
    Do our brilliant researchers know they have FOREVER ruined this mans marriage?

    Raise your hand if you think that he can now stop agreeing with cupcake 100% of the time and have things go back the way they were.

    During the short time this went on she lost all respect for this guy forever.

    He's done...stick a fork in him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Last Man on Earth View Post
    Did this really need a study? Any idiot off the street could have told them as much.
    In this day and age common sense is now a form of genius. People now days want stats and studies to prove the obvious.

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    FFS, these retards have clearly not heard of Game...

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    And this is the reality for children who are at the mercy of single mothers. As children, they aren't in the position to tell her she's wrong in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Nova View Post
    And this is the reality for children who are at the mercy of single mothers. As children, they aren't in the position to tell her she's wrong in the first place.
    So true. Every time my mother was upset about something, her rants ended with my dad being a good for nothing **** up. When he left, I became the screw up. As I got older, I simply told her the shut the **** up and how bad she failed at being a woman and a mother. My happiness increased greatly.

    I agree with the others though. Slavery does not make a slave happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harima View Post
    Every time my mother was upset about something, her rants ended with my dad being a good for nothing **** up. When he left, I became the screw up. As I got older, I simply told her the shut the **** up and how bad she failed at being a woman and a mother. My happiness increased greatly.
    This sounds familiar!

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    They should do the study the other way around. The results would surprise them, but not us.

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