Did you know that many young people enter into marriage without knowing what they are about to get into? This is a collection of 50 did you know facts about marriage, which many people actually find surprising.
Furthermore, these facts, when studied by heart can be helpful as guidelines to young people who are about to enter into marriage, or even to older couples whose marriages may be faltering, or distressed.
Knowledge of this type is also good for those who just want to find out as much about marriage as they can, perhaps out of curiosity, or to help others.
50 Did You Know Shocking Facts About Marriage
- It is possible to fall in love with two or three persons at the same time. Commitment is the ingredient that will keep a person glued to his partner, and will ultimately keep the couple together.
Feeling free to talk nonsense in the presence of your partner is one of the greatest joys of marriage. Knowing that your partner will not judge you, but will listen to whatever you have to say without getting tired is what will maintain the friendship in a marriage.
Learning how to apologize you your wife every day, before going to bed is a great way to ensure that you wake up in the morning with a friend by your side.
The goal of a happy marriage is to make your partner feel safe in your presence. This removes all the masks that use every day, thus ensuring that you have a relationship in which you know your partner’s real face.
Love is not a quantifiable thing, yet you must be ready to love your wife extra on her bad days. She must feel that even when the world is falling down, you will stand upright to catch her.
Did you know that marriages with frequent quarrels often last longer than those without any issues? As long as both parties learn to accept apologies and move on, then there is a high chance that the marriage will be successful.
Quarrels help one to understand the partner’s ego, tolerance and temperament. It also helps one to note when one is taking the partner for granted, and to quickly make adjustments. This means, when one’s partner is angrier than usual, then one may need to look more closely at oneself; perhaps one has done something wrong.
Women know when you are lying. It is better not to answer than to lie.
Communication is not just about talking about discussing important things such as budgets and expenses; it is also about the little things like washing the dishes, sweeping the floors, and keeping the toilet clean. One must take the time and effort to express how one feels about these things to one’s partner, thus avoiding the feelings of frustration and anger.
Due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, and other hobbies, the average married couple spends just four minutes a day alone together. That means they gradually revert to strangers living under the same roof. It is a good idea to avoid this by finding ways to spend more time together, so as to keep the love alive.
Over 75% of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce. Extra-marital affairs are an evil that will only destroy the good you already have. It is best to keep away from extra-marital affairs.
Extra marital affairs do not often start as extra marital affairs; they may look like innocent friendships. It is better to end any friendship that is starting to make one feel too relaxed, instead of allowing things to get out of hand.
The average woman kisses about 15 men before getting married. Chances are she likes to kiss. Kiss her often.
Marriage ceremonies typically end with a kiss because in ancient Rome, a kiss was a legal seal required to make contracts and agreements binding between the two parties. The practice was brought into marriage contracts, and has been continued since then.
According to tradition, bridesmaids are dressed in similar bride-like gowns so as to confuse rival suitors, evil spirits, and robbers. More elaborate deceptions are employed in some parts of West Africa.
Maturity is an important factor; marrying younger than age 25 dramatically raises the divorce risk. Also, it has been proven that the divorce risk is higher when the woman is much older than the man. When the man is older however, it is not a strong a factor.
In Italy there is a tradition that involves breaking of [drinking] grasses. They believe that the number of shards will be equal to the number of happy years the couple will have.
There is a saying that goes “happy wife, happy life.” All evidence points to that saying being true; men who make the effort to make their wives happy are generally happy themselves.
The word “wife” is believed to be derived from the Proto-Indo-European root weip (“to turn, twist, wrap”). Some argue that it comes from ghwibh, which has a root meaning “shame.”
The word “husband” is from the Old Norse husbondi or “master of the house.” There is no argument about this one because the similarity is too clear.
A study which was done in 2008 study found that marital happiness actually improves once children leave home. However, did you know that is the time when many couples divorce? This is especially true if marital problems existed before, because without the kids to pretend to things soon turn for the worse.
The word “groom” comes from the Old English guma, meaning “man.”
There is no proper age for a person to get married; there are many factors that determine when people feel ready for marriage. One of them is education. A person’s level of education influences is a major factor that determines when a person marries. People tend to marry later in places with higher numbers of college-educated adults, while in places with fewer highly educated people the reverse is true.
This is a collection of facts you didn’t know about education.
- People who think that there is a high rate of divorce, or that the high rate of divorce means that marriages mean little, will be interested to learn that while the probability of a first marriage ending in a divorce within 5 years is only 20%, whereas the probability of a premarital cohabitation breaking up within 5 years is as high as 49%.
Marriage gives some degree of stability; cohabitation usually ends with separation without any lasting benefits. Many who cohabit find themselves going from partner to partner.
Marriage plays a big part in the well-being of people. Approximately $6 billion in revenue is lost by American businesses due to decreased worker productivity stemming from marriage hardship. It has been observed that employees in a happy marriages tend to be more productive; making the companies more profitable.
A report published by the CNN stated that the Great Recession was the biggest stress on married couples in the past 60 years. This means money is a very important factor when it comes marital happiness.
Married couples tend to have fatter waistlines. This can lead to a decrease in sexual attraction and general health. Additionally, a spouse’s chances of becoming obese goes up by 37% if his or her partner is already obese.
Regular exercise can therefore play an important role in keeping marriages happy as it can make the couples find their partners sexually attractive, and increase sexual activity between married couples. This can help marriages last longer, and keep couples happy.
Marriage can be a source of strength to sick people; people whose marriage has broken down at the time they are diagnosed with cancer generally do not live as long as people who have happy marriages with supportive partners.
Marriage can be a thing of pride; in ancient Greece, it was almost a mandatory thing. In fact, in in fact in Athens, under King Pericles (495-429 B.C.), bachelors were excluded from politics and certain public positions.
In Sparta, single and childless men were treated with scorn. They were restricted from several aspects of community life.
In ancient Rome, Caesar Augustus (63 B.C.-A.D. 14) passed drastic laws compelling people to marry. The law also penalized those who remained single.
Children are like anchors that hold families together. Couples with children are less likely to divorce than childless couples. However, the arrival of a new baby is likely to bring more stress and emotional distance at first. Around 90% of couples experienced stress and unhappiness after the birth of their first child.
Stress associated with divorce affects the body’s immune system. Studies show that the body’s ability to fend off the disease is significantly reduced when a person recently gets divorced. This is especially true if the person has been in the marriage for a long time.
Sex decreases in marriage over time; an estimated 20% of couples make love less than 10 times in a year. This does not necessarily make the marriage unhappy.
The number of marriage therapists in the United States has gone up 50 times between 1970 and 1990. That actually proves two things; marriages are experiencing trouble at an unprecedented rate, and also, people are trying to save their marriages, which is why they patronize marriage counselors.
It seems that it is better to save the first marriage. In the United States, over 67% of second marriages end in divorce, and nearly 74% of third marriages end in divorce. People generally do not find happiness in their second or third marriages.
Psychologists say that marriage does more to promote life satisfaction than money, sex, or even children. That is when the marriage is between people who actually love each other.
Marriage may do more for your finances; married people accumulate about four times more savings and assets than single people. Furthermore, it is better to stay married; people who divorce generally lose around 50% of their assets.
Marriage seems to play a role in longevity; married elderly couples tend to maintain daily health-promoting habits, such as exercise, good diet, and regular medical check-ups.
An important fact to know about marriage is that successful couples name trust as the most important single factor that makes a marriage successful. They say it is more important than friendship, laughter, forgiveness, compatibility, and sex.
The cost of an average wedding is $20,000. The cost of an average divorce in the USA is $20,000. Many people consider the cost, and just decide to remain married.
It seems that secrecy plays an important part in a happy marriage. About eighty-one percent of happily married couples said their partner’s friends and family rarely interfered in their marriage. However, 38% of unhappy couples admit to family and friends interfering in their marriages.
It may be better to wait a while when there is an issue, and then try to talk things over with your partner rather than getting other people involved.
An extensive study lasting 15-years has discovered that a person’s level of happiness before marriage was the best predictor of happiness after marriage. That means people who were unhappy before marriage generally continue in that way, while those who were relatively happy may become even happier once they marry.
Most divorces occur after seven years of marriage. If a marriage makes it to its tenth year, then the risk of getting divorced goes down considerably.
Housework is an important part of marriage; women whose husbands play a fair part of housework were happier in their marriages. They were also happy to cooperate in other things, and to spend more time with their husbands than women who thought their husbands didn’t do their fair share.
in the US state of Massachusetts during the 17th century a man could be pushed along with his wife if she was caught cheating. They reasoned that the woman would not have strayed if he had done his marital obligations.
many of the wedding traditions practiced today come from ancient Rome. Some are also mixed with German traditions, as well as medieval Christian traditions.
This collection of facts about marriage could help make a marriage happier. Perhaps the most important thing to note is that one’s partner is not the cause of one’s stress. Many people think that the stress they experience in their daily life is compounded by their partners. Perhaps by remembering to treat one’s marriage partner as a friend, much of the tension would be eliminated.