QUOTE: Working on my marriage was an obvious goal for my happiness project , because a good marriage is one of the factors most strongly associated with happiness. Partly this reflects the fact that happy people find it easier to get and stay married than unhappy people do, because happy people make better dates and easier spouses.
But marriage itself also brings happiness, because it provides the support and companionship that everyone needs. For me, as for most married people, my marriage was the foundation of all the other important choices in my life: where I lived, having kids, my friends, my work , my leisure. The atmosphere of my marriage set the weather for my whole life. That’s why I’d decided not only to include marriage in my happiness project but also to tackle it early, in the second month.
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