The latest research from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology claims that couples in which the wives "calm down" quickly after fights are so much happier than their hot-headed counterparts.

The 25 year study involving 80 married couples also found that happiness levels weren't affected if it husbands were the ones who calmed down quickly (because apparently we're supposed to love them no matter what, right?) According to the researchers, calm wives were able to look for constructive ways to deal with emotions and help solve problems.

However, the researchers did note that this might not apply to modern couples: "The middle-aged and older couples in our study grew up in a world that treated men and women very differently," and "It will be interesting to see how these gender dynamics play out in younger couples."

[HHS Health Beat, ABC]