10 CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP FACTS You Should Know BEFORE Marriage

10 CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP FACTS You Should Know BEFORE Marriage
10 CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP FACTS You Should Know BEFORE Marriage.

We hate being pessimistic, but love alone isn’t nearly enough sustain a marriage. To make a marriage last, research suggests you need to be more than loving. You also need to be smart and conscientious in the way you love your partner.

With that in mind, we have gathered 10 critical relationship facts you should know before marriage.  So, take the rose-colored glasses off and read on and absorb as much of this information as possible. Then share it with your friends and family

1.    Sharing housework equals more Sex

10 CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP FACTS You Should Know BEFORE Marriage.

Sharing is caring ― and sharing household chores could make for a hot sex life. A 2015 study found that couples who split cleaning tasks reported higher relationship satisfaction and made love more often than couples who left it to one partner.  

When men in the study felt they were making fair contributions to household chores, the couple had more sex and each partner reported more sexual satisfaction

2. The honeymoon phase may be a myth

Don’t get worried if the sizzling starts fizzling. The honeymoon phase is more myth than reality. According to researchers at Deakin University, couples are happiest after their first year of marriage. What’s more, newlyweds reported having a lower happiness score than couples who had been married for a long time.

The findings are attributed to couples having a “wedding hangover” ― a feeling of sadness once the wedding is over and the actual marriage begins.

3. Couples  normally wait six years before going to marriage counseling- don’t be normal

The average couple who visits a marriage counselor has had problems in the marriage for 6 years. By that time, the damage has been done. It’s much smarter to go as soon as you start to have unresolved issues, when things between you and your significant other are still going relatively smoothly.

4. Contempt is one of the top predictors of divorce.

Contempt is one of the top predictors of divorce.

Get a handle on those snarky remarks. contemptuous behavior like eye-rolling, sarcasm and name-calling is the number one predictor of divorce.

Contempt is the number one sign, followed by criticism, defensiveness and stonewalling.

5. Cuddling is a game changer in a long-term relationship.

A 2014 study out of the University of Toronto found that even a small amount of cuddling can produce substantial increases in sexual and relationship satisfaction, especially among women and parents of young children.

6. No matter your income level, financial arguments mean bad news

It’s the sexiest premarital conversation but talking about money issues now rather than later could save your marriage in the long run.

In 2013 study, researchers at Kansas State University found that finance-related arguments are the number one reason for divorce. What’s more, this was true across income and wealth levels. That’s your cue to start talking financial histories and expectations.

7. Married Men are Healthier and Live Longer

Research has suggested that men, in particular, benefit from married life. A major survey of 127,545 American adults found that married men are healthier than men who never tied the knot or whose marriages ended in divorce or widowhood. They also live longer!

8. Occasionally blowing off steam can actually be good for your marriage

Occasionally blowing off steam can actually be good for your marriage.

If something isn’t sitting right with you and your partner, get vocal. In 2012, Florida State University researchers found that bursts of arguments can be beneficial to relationships.

Arguing helps signal to your partner that certain behaviors ― cough, leaving the dishes in the sink, cough ― are unacceptable.

9. Divorce may be contagious. 

Maybe give the double dating idea a second thought. The people you surround yourself with matter quite a bit.

A study published in the “Social Forces” Journal in 2013 found that divorce works like a social contagion, spreading among friends and families. If someone in your social network ― say your coworker or even a family friend ― splits up, the statistical likelihood of ending up in divorce court yourself increases by 75 percent. 

As the researcher explained, “Individuals who get divorced may influence not only their friends, but also their friends’ friends as the propensity to divorce spreads.”

10. Marriage is good for your heart. 

The jury is still out on whether single people or couples are healthier, but research has shown getting married is at least good for your heart.

In one recent study out of New York University’s Lagone Medical Center, researchers found that married men and women had a five percent lower chance of cardiovascular disease compared to single folks.

Why’s that? It may be because married people have better emotional support and deeper ties to family which in turn produces lower blood pressure and general heart health. 

Conclusion

Following these 10 critical relationship facts can drastically improve your marriage. The best part is, all of them are very easy to accomplish.

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10 CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP FACTS You Should Know BEFORE Marriage

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