The Perfect Romantic Retreat…Interesting Facts about Marriage

Posted by Collen on Fri December 18, 2015 in Couple time.

You can dramatically change your marriage for the better if you and your husband will commit to spending 15 minutes of one-on-one time every day. Interesting right, well let’s look at some fun facts that you might have missed during your time with that special someone courtesy of Vaalnest Boutique Hotel.

  • Due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, hobbies, and home and family responsibilities, the average married couple spends just four minutes a day alone together.
  • Over 75% of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce, not a fact I would want to address and certainly not something I think people should put themselves into.
  • Marrying younger than age 25 dramatically raises the divorce risk. Also, the divorce risk is higher when the woman is much older than the man, though the reverse isn’t as strong of a factor.
  • The probability of a first marriage ending in a divorce within 5 years is 20%, so it is unlikely but the probability of a premarital cohabitation breaking up within 5 years is 49%. After 10 years, the probability of a first marriage ending is 33%, compared with 62% for cohabitations.
  • Marriage does more to promote life satisfaction than money, sex, or even children, that’s what the Wake Forest University psychologists state.
  • More than friendship, laughter, forgiveness, compatibility, many spouses name Trust as the number one element crucial for a happy marriage.
  • A 15-year-long study found that a person’s happiness level before marriage was the best predictor of happiness after marriage. In other words, marriage won’t automatically make one happy.
  • Birth order can influence whether a marriage succeeds or fails. The most successful marriages are those where the oldest sister of brothers marries the youngest brother of sisters. Two firstborns, however, tend to be more aggressive and can create higher levels of tension. According to research the highest divorce rates are when an only child marries another only child.

Whatever reason one goes into marriage for, understand that it is always up to you to make it work, ultimately you and your spouse determine your lives together. Prioritising is just as important but one doesn’t have to give themselves up in order to make a marriage work, you just have to trust that your partner knows and understand what you two have created and nurtured through time.




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