Factors That Affect the Longevity of a Marriage

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Studies conducted over time have shown that several factors contribute to the longevity or the failure of a marriage, but the top three are commitment, affection, and communication.

An agreement between partners on matters important to the relationship and committing both to those matters and the continuance of the relationship is critical. When couples are unable to agree on matters that are important and feel secure in the fact that their partner is committed to preserving the relationship, it can cause many issues.

Another factor that can cause issues down the line is affection. Sometimes, people in long-term relationships forget that “little things matter” and disregard doing the things that made their significant other feel good or happy in the early part of their relationship. A surprise gift or a random act of sweetness can go a long way for people who have been together for many years.

Arguably one of the most important factors in a relationship and how long it last is communication. Having a lack of communication between partners can cause many disagreements, misunderstandings, and other issues. Fortunately, communication is an issue that can be addressed when couples seek help from a marriage counselor.

When couples are facing these and other issues in their marriage that are causing strife, marriage counseling can be a way to resolve the problems. Get the support and help you need from marriage counselor Kathleen Snyder by calling 512-659-8600.