According to a UK health survey last year, women get steadily happier as they get older, and they reach the peak of happiness in their mid-eighties, when they finally over-take men in terms of how happy they report being.
So why do women finally become happier than men at age 85?
Well, according to these researchers, it’s because most of the men in these women’s lives have died.
So as I understand it, I will stay happier than my wife for a few more years.
But then, alas, she has a very very good chance to be much happier than me, although how would she ever know given where I am likely to be by then.