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UC Berkeley followed couples for 25 years to find out the secrets to lasting love

Andy Pino

During the 1980s, when the U.S. divorce rate peaked at around 50 percent, UC Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson set out to find what makes love last. So in 1989, he and fellow psychologists launched a longitudinal study of 156 middle-aged and older couples in the San Francisco Bay Area who had survived the slings and arrows of early wedlock, and were in it for the long haul. Learn more

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  • Tom Maybrier

    Great project and a great interview, it's cool to see how the participants have been affected by their work with the lab.