Dating to marriage how long
Equally important is choosing (and, of course, being) a solid life partner: Reliable, responsible and honest are a good start.For starters, long-lasting couples adopt a commitment to “marital permanency,” says W.Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project and associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia.It’s worth noting that couples who are college-educated and married in their late 20s to early 30s have a much lower divorce rate than the overall rate, which Pillemer puts at about 40 percent for first-time marriages, based on couples married in the 1980s.
But what are the specific behaviors that get couples through the decades?
That when they retired, both leapt into a quest to visit as many national parks as possible. Married 68 years When Anne met Bill on a blind date in 1944, both were students at Duke University and were, at least on the surface, “exact opposites,” says Anne Mc Donald, now 91.