2 I read
3 of a study
5 in which autopsies were conducted
8 on long-married couples to see if any physiological
13 traits were peculiar to such people. Results showed only one item of significance:
21 the longest married couples' gall bladders had fewer similarities than regular couples.
If somebody asks you what makes a good marriage, tell
34 them it's nothing but biology, the fearsome drive for survival. The more differences in gall bladders, the more options for differences in a brood of offspring; and thus increased possibilities for survival of at
55 least a few in this harsh and bitter world. I don't know how this information strikes you, but I find immense comfort in knowing life is in truth elementary, that our sophisticated match games and psychological theories -- while helpful -- are not the be-all and end-all of life; and that love and genetics are indivisibly united.