This study used a causal model to determine how time perspectives affect couple' home life and happiness. When moving, looking to the future - thinking about one's "living situation"→"future living space"→a home's "basic specifications" - increased one's satisfaction with one's new housing. Looking to the past - i.e. thinking abour one's "living situation"→"resuming life" - increased women's satisfaction with new housing, while "basic specifications" increased men's satisfaction. Thinking about "resuming life" reduced thoughts of divorce. An unbalanced family life encouraged divorce and reduced happiness while thinking about a new home's "basic specifications" increased happiness.
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