The Wall Street Journal:
Having an unrealistically rosy view of your romantic partner bodes well for the relationship (at least for three years), a study finds.
Researchers recruited some 200 newlywed couples and asked them how affectionate their partners were—and how confident, extroverted, controlling, complaining, etc. Everyone also was to give themselves a rating on these characteristics and to rate their “ideal” partner. They were also asked how happy they were, and the exercise was repeated every six months for three years.
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