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What Science Shows Happy Couples Do

This video is the 4th in a series about the science of great relationships from the Raising Happiness Homestudy. This week, why not do some of the things that happy couples do?

    • Plan out your “magic 5 hours a week.”  This printable page is kind of ridiculous, but I love it because it reminds me what to do.
    • Celebrate something with your partner (more info here about the type of enthusiasm that builds relationships).
    • Talk about the ways that you expand each other. (If you’d like, take the quiz I refer to in the above video.)
    • Cultivate (or nurture) your positive illusions about your partner. In what ways are they above average? Write a 6-word love note to your partner here.


Life’s short and we never have enough time for the hearts of those who travel the way with us. O, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.”
–Henri-Frederic Amiel


If you would like to download the audio version of this video to listen to in your car or on the go, click the link below.