Study: Healthy husbands lead to happy marriages

March 17, 2014 1:10:20 PM PDT
Researchers say the key to a long-term marriage is a happy, healthy husband.

The University of Chicago compared the characteristics of more than 950 elderly couples who'd been married or living together an average of 39 years.

It found the woman's positivity or state of health had little or no effect on relationships. But, a husband's health positivity created less conflict and poor health had a greater impact on relationships.