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2023 Author: Gabrielle Mercer | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 12:25
Times are changing and traditional indicators of success such as marriage and children have long ceased to be synonymous with happiness, according to behavioral researcher Paul Dolan … In other words: Childless and unmarried women are the happier people - we have been thinking that for a long time …
We have thought it for a long time, but now we have it in black and white: Unmarried, childless women are the happiest group of the population. At least that's what behavioral scientist Paul Dolan says, as the Guardian reported.
The happiness researcher even wrote the book "Happy Ever After" on the subject, in which he refers to various studies. For example, the American Time Use Survey, which compared happiness and misery in unmarried, married, divorced, separated, and widowed individuals. "Married people are happier than other populations, but only if their spouse is in the room when they are asked. When the spouse isn't around, they are 'fucking miserable.'" Well boom …
Should we even get married?
Which of course does not mean that women cannot feel unhappy without a husband and children. According to Dolan, the reason for this is the social stigma surrounding single women from "a certain age" … Men, on the other hand, as so often do, prefer the longer one and benefit from a marriage because it makes it more balanced: "Men take fewer risks, earn more Money and live longer, "summarizes Dolan.