Happy Couples Probably Delusional

What makes for a happier relationship: Seeing your partner as they truly are? Or seeing your partner as you wish they were? A surprising body of research in social psychology suggests it’s the latter: People who believe their partner lives up to everything they’ve always wanted in a significant other tend to be happier and more satisfied with their relationships — even if (or perhaps precisely because) they’re totally deluding themselves.

http://www.realclearscience.com/2015/02/14/happy_couples_probably_delusional_263342.html

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