Marriage Success May Depend on Wife’s Temperament — Carolyn Costello Reports

Researchers at UC Berkeley say the success of a marriage may depend more on the temperament of the wife.

Researchers analyzed 80 middle aged and older heterosexual couples and found partnerships in which wives had greater control of their emotions, calmed down more quickly during an argument and used constructive communication were ultimately more satisfying and successful.

A husband’s emotional regulation had little to do with long term satisfaction, according to the study.

Carolyn Costello introduces us to one couple who’ve been together for 75 years.

This report aired on the KTLA News at 10 on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.