Marital bliss lasts 4 years : Top psychologist

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London, Apr 3 (UNI) Marital bliss lasts about four years for most women, a leading psychologist has said.

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman said studies showed that beyond four years the benefits of marriage were often outweighed by having less time to see friends and a larger household workload.

He said those who were single had greater freedom, more time to socialise and fewer chores even though they were more likely to feel lonely.

Speaking at the British Psychological Society conference in Dublin yesterday, Prof Kahneman of Princeton University, New Jersey, said,''People have very high expectations and marriage does not necessarily live up to them.'' He quoted research based on a study-- the German Socio-Economic Panel-- of more than 10,000 women.

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