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Key to happy marriage may be children

November 5, 2009 12:07:22 AM PST
According to a new study, the key to a happy marriage may be children.Research out of the Journal of Happiness Studies found that kids boost happiness in married couples, especially in women. The more children a couple has, the happier they tended to be.

Experts note this theory does not apply to unmarried couples.

This study contradicts an earlier one that showed children made parents less satisfied with their lives because they weren't rewarded for the hard work of raising a family.