Look, this study ISN'T saying that when a couple has a fight, the WOMAN is the one who can't move on, holds a grudge, and thrives off being passive-aggressive for weeks or YEARS afterward. I swear, it's not. BUT . . .
According to a new study out of the University of California-Berkeley, the key to marital happiness is . . . how fast the WIFE stops being angry after arguments.
The researchers analyzed video of 80 couples and found a direct link between their happiness and how fast the woman got over being angry. The man's speed in getting over arguments didn't really have an impact on the couple's happiness.
The researchers say, quote, "When it comes to managing negative emotion during conflict, wives really matter . . . but our study suggests that if spouses, especially wives, are able to calm themselves, their marriages can continue to thrive."