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The Truth About Marital Happiness

Aug 23, 2012 / General     

In a report from the National Survey of Families and Households, over 1,000 married adults said they were "unhappily married.”  Five years later, the same people were interviewed again. Nearly 80% of the couples who decided to stick it out and stay together considered themselves "happily married" and "much happier.”  Of the couples who got divorced, only 19% reported being happy. The moral of the story? If you’re thinking of divorcing your spouse because you’re simply unhappy in your marriage, DON’T do it. Studies show you’ll be much happier in the end if you can work through the issues. Start with these 10 ways to divorce-proof your marriage and take note of these 5 places to get bad marriage advice.



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Mark Merrill

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