These quite happily married women knew what they were looking for and spent considerable time building their relationships before making the decision to partner for life with their husbands.
Within the sample was 27.17 and the average age for their husbands was 28.94.
Because it felt important and timely, I deviated last week from my central topic to write a short piece on deceptive marketing practices affecting untold numbers of returning Veterans with G. In addition to being a highly accomplished group, well-educated people are thoughtful planners and strategists.
This week brings a refocus on the central theme of this blog: What are the multiple reasons that well-educated people have better marriages relative to the general population?
It’s possible to have a happy marriage regardless of how long you dated, according to Ted Huston, a professor of human ecology and psychology based at the University of Texas.
Huston has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to studying the significance of courtship in relation to marital success.
Huston’s research suggests that men and women who have courted for an average duration of two years and four months benefit from greater martial success.
While couples who are fast to marry are as equally likely to divorce as couples who are slow to marry, those who have been courting for around two years on average tend to remain married for seven years longer.
That’s almost an entire year longer than other studies have stated!
Ask any marriage therapist which type of couple is the most likely to end up in the divorce courts and the answer is: the passionate and impulsive couple.
The greater the amount of passion in the courtship phase, the less likely the marriage is to stand the test of time.
Couples who are quick to walk down the aisle following their initial meeting appear to be in a phase of high emotion. Couples who take their time to walk down the aisle following their initial meeting often hope that marriage will be the solution to their relationship problems.
Yet, for the majority of couples, marriage isn’t the solution they require.