We've got a study here that can basically sum up every argument you've EVER had that's either temporarily or permanently affected your relationship with a friend, family member, or significant other.
A study out of New Zealand has found it feels better to be RIGHT than to be HAPPY. In other words . . . you ultimately feel better sticking to your guns in a fight than just giving in to the other person to re-establish the peace.
The study wasn't exactly scientific . . . they only tested ONE couple, which is as small of a sample size as you can have . . . but we still think there's merit.
For the study, they had a husband ALWAYS agree with his wife. He would never argue, never question her, and never do anything but agree and smile. The wife didn't know about the study.
By the 12th day, the guy had to stop. His wife had become SO cocky about always being right that she'd become WAY more critical of everything he did. And he couldn't take it anymore.
At the start of the experiment, the husband gave his quality of life a score of seven out of 10 . . . by day 12, he said it was down to a three. The wife started at an eight . . . and was so self-contented she wouldn't tell the researchers her score on day 12. (Los Angeles Times)