We’re always telling you about the power of love. From how love affects you mentally to how it improves you physically. There’s really no doubt about it — love can transform you.
Lower rates of cancer, stronger hearts, less stress — the proven benefits of having a happy, healthy relationship are endless. So why doesn’t everyone have a happy relationship? Of course it’s easier said than done but there are so many benefits that come from improving your relationship.
Our friends at Happify, an app that helps you lead a happier life through scientifically-designed activities and games, reminded us what it really means to be in a happy romantic relationship. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, they put together an amazing infographic filled with the secrets behind the happiest couples. One you probably never knew? A happy marriage is worth $105,000 compared to being single.
From the things happy couples say to each other to how old their kids are, we now know so much more about what makes a happy relationship.
Take a look at some surprising ones and then see the infographic below.
1. Happy Couples Have Five Positive Interactions For Every Negative One
Don’t keep a score board but after a disagreement make a bigger effort to do something positive. Whether it’s reminding your partner why you love him or surprising her with breakfast in bed, adding in more positive actions can make a difference — and strengthen your relationship.
Read more about relationships at YourTango.com