by Gena Kaufman
Getty ImagesFor all the self-help books and advice columns out there (um, keeping reading my advice anyway, please!), there's one tool we all already have in our arsenal for picking a partner that will keep us happy: our gut instincts.
And according to a new study, your gut is the best indicator of whether your relationship will stay a happy one. Researchers at Florida State University studied 135 heterosexual couples who were married for less than six months and followed up with them every six months for a four-year period. What they found was interesting: How people reported feeling about their partner didn't always reflect how happy they stayed over time. But their automatic, or gut-level, responses did.
See more: The Best Celeb Haircut for Your TextureIn an experiment, people were shown a one-third-of-a-second flash of a photo of their spouse, followed by a positive or negative word, and then they were asked to indicate whether the word was positive or negative. PeopleRead More »from Well, This is Great: You Already Have the Secret Weapon to Finding a Lasting Relationship