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Here's Statistical Proof that Marriage Makes Us Happier Than Money

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Here's Statistical Proof that Marriage Makes Us Happier Than Money

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Let us preface this by saying that we at MC are all incredibly strong proponents of a hard-working, well-earning career. Love, relationships, and marriage can also be important components of your life, and you need to find your own happiness based on your priorities. Well, a recent study is proving to be a game-changer in that department: Having a spouse is reportedly a more prominent source of long-term happiness than a six-figure salary. According to an Office of National Statistics survey of 165,000 people, participants were told to rate their lives in terms four categories, including happiness, anxiety, and overall value. The result? Marriage was ranked as single-most source of happiness, 20 times as often as one's finances. Of course, this is not to say that marriage outweighs a career (as a career and a salary are two different, though innately interconnected, sources of happiness), but interesting results nonetheless.

If you had taken this survey, would you have preferenced love over a salary? Tell us in the comments.

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