9 Things Happy Couples Talk About

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
By Denise Ngo

Do you and your honey chit-chat about the weather and random details of your work day...or do you make time to really talk? A study in Psychological Science claims that people are happier when they spend more time discussing meaningful topics than engaging in small talk.

Researchers recorded and analyzed the conversations of 79 college students. Subjects who reported the greatest amount of satisfaction spent only 10% of their conversation on chitchat, while the unhappiest subjects kept 28.3% of their talking time in the shallow end.

Granted, the researchers have yet to conclude whether people are happy because they can talk deeply, or whether they talk deeply because they are happy. Either way, we started thinking about how important "real conversation" is in relationships.

One of the perks of being in a committed relationship is the ability to discuss subjects you likely avoided during the early stages of dating. So pour yourselves some drinks, cozy up on the sofa, and have yourselves a good heart-to-heart chat. Here are 10 topics super-happy couples regularly talk about.

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