What Makes a Happy Marriage

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What makes a happy marriage?  Scientists are studying why some people are happier in their marriages then others. They’re finding that personal growth, called “self-expansion,” has a lot to do with it.  Stony Brook University social psychologist ARTHUR ARON studies marriage, social relationships, and romantic love.  He’ll tell Marty some of the secrets to making and maintaining a happy, fulfilling marriages and relationships.  Also, LARRY YOUNG, a professor of psychiatry at Emory University, explains what we can learn from a small rodent, the prairie vole, about bonding, monogamy, and love.

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