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Can a relationship be happy if one partner puts in most of the effort?

If you're both pretty lazy when it comes to working out your problems, you can be just as happy as partners who put in a lot of effort. What matters is that you both feel you devote the same amount of care and effort -- a lot or a little -- to keeping your relationship strong, according to a study in Psychological Science. Happiness doesn't necessarily depend on how intense your level of commitment is, but on how mutual it is.

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