happy marriage bookWhile children of divorce are more likely to grow up and also divorce, the notion that nuptial bliss all comes to your genetic code makes all those “work it out” adages seem even more futile. Resist the urge to ring up that marriage counselor and demand alllll that money back, now.

Slate reports that some researchers are floating the theory that a happy marriage can come down to genetics, specifically a gene that is inherited from both mother and father that makes one all the more likely to weather the tough times and enjoy the good.

But lest you think those who lack the “happy marriage” gene are doomed to a life of perpetual divorce, researchers suggest that these individuals are actually happier when they encounter someone with their same gene “deficiency.”

I think Match.com just got a new “about me” section!