It has been well documented that since the mid eighties, 50% of all marriages result in divorce. Interestingly, it is the seventh year of marriage which presents itself as the most popular time to bid goodbye.
The latter statistic most likely gave rise to the cliché we all know these days as the seven-year itch. There are no such statistics available for couples who are not married but one can imagine similar figures.
After hearing statistics of this caliber, one cannot help but wonder, what does keep a couple together? What commonalities do successful relationships share? Research has proved that certain qualities are more likely to produce success, these include: high income level, compatibility, superior communication and conflict resolution skills. Evidence of the most common contributing factors to divorce and also break-up include: marrying at a young age, poverty and a low education level.
These rather obvious factors…
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