If you thought money, marriage or an amazing sex life are the key to a long-lasting relationship, then you might be wrong. A recent study concluded that couples with this ‘one’ trait deals share a happy relationship and have a satisfying love life. Wondering what is it?
According to a study done by John Helliwell, an economist and the co-author of the United Nations World Happiness Report, it all boils down to the friendship you share with your partner. The research concluded that couple who were ‘best friends’ were more likely to have a happy, healthy and stable relationship
It is pretty justified that a couple who are best friends with each other would have an amazing romantic relationship. Why? Because you tend to become close friends with someone only after you develop a great rapport, understanding level, and start trusting them. Isn’t this a foundation of a happy relationship and marriage as well?
Interestingly, the unmarried couples who were best friends were equally happy as the married ones who were also best friends. Therefore, according to the study, the marital status of a couple has nothing to do with their happiness.
Though, the study concluded that a couple need not be married in order to be happy but it was also found that married people were happier and satisfied with their life than those who were singles, especially the ones who were dealing with midlife crises all by themselves.
"What immediately intrigued me about the result was to re-think marriage as a whole," shared Mr. Helliwell before concluding "maybe what is really important is friendship and to never forget that in the push and pull of daily life."
In case, you think you have found ‘the one’ and are planning to tie the knot, make sure that person you are in love with is also your best friend.