MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a University of Minnesota study finds that absence may not make the heart grow fonder.

Researchers found that married couples are happier and more fulfilled when they spend time together.

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They discovered that married couples are nearly twice as happy when they are with their spouse.

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Activities also mean more and are less stressful.

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Not surprisingly, though, parents tend to spend less time together — especially those with kids under 12.