A wonderful marriage
Don’t believe the naysayers. Feldhahn’s marriage research for The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages revealed a core assumption that was central to highly happy marriages. Highly happy couples don’t just believe it’s possible to have a good marriage, they believe it’s probable. They assume their marriage will succeed and pay no attention to the naysayers who would have them believe otherwise. And it turns out: they’re right. Most of us have heard that half of all marriages end in divorce, but it’s simply not true. According to 2009 U.S. Census Bureau data, 72 percent of people are still married to their first spouse – and the 28 percent who aren’t include millions of people who were married for decades, until a spouse died! So, don’t be cynical about marriage; be cynical of what the cynics say about marriage!
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