Will Your Marriage Last Beyond 5 Years?

From Elev8.com

Why do so many marriages fail?

Current statistics have shown that in the U.S. 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce.

Here are five reasons that marriages fail in year 5

# 1 Money & Household balance. The growing independence between genders is thought to be one of the reasons for the significant increase in the incidence of divorce. Women have become more financially independent and men have become increasingly more domestically independent. As these gender roles break down, each gender becomes more self-sufficient in both arenas. When one person is financially irresponsible the whole pie is askew. If your partner continues to squander, than your future is built on quicksand and the safety and security for a strong bond is frayed and will break. When one person in the house continuously does more than the other the bond will so strain as well.

#2  Rushing into marriage. The euphoria of being in love pushes many people to say I do. What they don’t realize is that saying that “I do” does not mean that person “does”. You will often hear couple who lived together and dated for years, get the “It’s about time to marry and rush into the actual marriage phase. Five years later, once the “honeymoon” phase is over you wake up next to a total stranger and realize that you have made a huge error in judgment. The moral of this is that true love can wait and if your relationship is meant to be, putting off the wedding won’t hurt it.

#3 Infidelity Cheating is another cause of marriage failure and there are many reasons why a spouse cheats. The number one reason why is because they are looking for something outside of the marriage that they do not have in the marriage. A lack of communication is often why a spouse strays. Although some spouses can forgive infidelity and move on, many marriages end in divorce. The other side is that emotional and sexually they are no longer thrilled by the newness

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