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New research shows that the “seven year itch” that was once the bunt of marriage jokes has now been decreased to a “three year itch”.
According to studies, couples are now opting for divorce quicker than ever in America.
Researchers studied responses from various sets of couples: One group that had been together for three years and the other that had been cohabitating for four to six years.
“We know the earlier ones are happier,” reported Professor Kelly Musick, a sociologist at the University of Southern California. “The initial boost that marriage seems to provide fades over time.”
The study also revealed that the average time that first marriages last is a little more than seven years.
This means that for more that half their married lives, couples will be less satisfied and happy than they were when they walked down the aisle.
Faster Paced Lives, Fast Divorce?
Celebrity divorce attorney, Raoul Felder, believes that Americans are opting out of marriage faster due to the fast paced lives we now lead.
“We’re all addicted to a television-clicker lifestyle,” says Felder.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer agrees with Felder stating, “People are so used to everything being disposable. They throw out diapers, lighters, coffee cups, so they can throw out marriage.”
(Source: San Francisco Chronicle)
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