Ile Maurice: key to marital bliss- Marriage, according to the study, is a place where women can exert power

Friday, July 23 2010

Men might still dominate most workplaces but a study has proven what many happy couples know - the wife runs the roost at home and the husband is happy to let her.

A team of researchers from Iowa State University studied 72 couples and found that the wife's view on how to solve problems within the marriage or the home took precedence over the husband's opinion and he was happy to accept that.

"The women were communicating more powerful messages and men were responding to those messages by agreeing or giving in," Associate Professor of Psychology David Vogel, one of the leaders of the study, said in a statement.

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