It’s good to hear Good News about marriage. Of course, I am all too aware of the pain that people go through in marriage and to get their marriages to work properly. And, since I invest a lot of time and energy into helping married people improve communication, satisfaction, and longevity… Indeed, this is good news!
Recent research from the Institute for Family Studies reported the following findings:
- Married adults were more likely than cohabiting individuals to report being highly satisfied in their relationship. Specifically, 51% of married adults in the survey were in the top relationship satisfaction group, versus 40% of cohabiting adults.
- Married individuals were more likely to report higher levels of commitment in their relationship than cohabiting individuals. Specifically, 46% of married adults were in the top relationship commitment group vs. slightly over 30% of cohabiting adults.
- Married individuals were more likely to report higher levels of stability in their relationship than cohabiting individuals. Specifically, 54% of married adults were in the top relationship stability group, vs. 28% of cohabiting adults.
The bottom line here in my opinion, is that humans still feel more secure when they have their nest to raise children, to help each other, to take care of one another in sickness and in health.
Now, if we can get those higher satisfaction percentages pushed a little higher with more support for people’s marriages!
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