CorbisExperiencing stomach butterflies or sweaty palms before your wedding may seem like run-of-the-mill cold feet — and oftentimes it can be — but a new study conducted by Florida State University found that people shouldn't always dismiss their gut instincts before walking down the aisle.
James K. McNulty, PhD, an associate professor of psychology, asked 135 newlyweds to describe their marriages with basic adjectives such as "good," "bad," "satisfied," and "unsatisfied," then examined their "gut feelings" about their relationships by having subjects play a word association game after quickly viewing their spouse's photos. When researchers checked in with the subjects four years later, they found that those who expressed negative or lukewarm gut feelings about their spouse were the most unhappy in their marriages. "I think the findings suggest that people may want to attend a little bit to their gut," says McNulty. "If they can sense that their gut is telling them that there is a problem,Read More »from Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Wedding Jitters