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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Contrary to popular belief, married couples do not become more similar over time, according to a team of researchers led by Michigan State University. Instead, people tend to pick their spouse based on shared personality t...
One reason married couples argue about money may be because they don't even agree on how much of it they have, new research suggests. The typical husband says the couple earns 5 percent more income and has 10 percent more total wealth than the wife reports, according to a nationwide study. Meanwhile, the typical wife says the family's debts are about $500 more than reported by her husband.
A low-testosterone man newly married to a high-testosterone woman might seem destined to be henpecked but a Penn State study found that such a coupling actually produced a marriage where the wife provided better social support for her mate. Dr. Catherine Cohan, assistant professor of human development and family studies, says, "It's not necessarily the case that higher testosterone is all bad. Testosterone is related to assertiveness which can be good or bad depending on whether it is manifested as either aggression or being helping and outgoing."