Study: If You're Happy, I'm Happier (VIDEO)

October 12, 2016

A new study answers the question: If you are happy and your partner is happy, are each of you even happier?

In this Medical News Minute produced for Patient Care, Dr Bobby Lazzara highlights a study that asked whether the health and happiness of a romantic partner could impact an individual’s personal life satisfaction beyond the contribution of one’s own contentment.

For the experience of a nationally representative sample of approximately 2000 heterosexual couples, click on the 60-second video above.

 

Source: Chopik WJ, O’Brien E. Happy you, healthy me? Having a happy partner is independently associated with better health in oneself. Health Psychol. 2016; Advance online publication. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=10.1037%2Fhea0000432