A new study concludes that the disadvantages of remaining single have broad implications. It also concludes that ‘friendship’ within marriages is a key determinant if a couple is happy. It further concludes that being happy allows couples to successfully meet the stresses of life. Very interesting study. However, I wonder how accurate this is when talking about the role of friendship within marriage in countries other than the United States. Nevertheless, this is an interesting study and adds to the discussion about marriages and communications by couples. To me ‘friendship’ between a couple is certainly something to strive for .