Couples who fell fast in love were engaged after nine months, and married after 18 months.
Ted Huston, a leading researcher on transitions in relationships, marriage and parenthood, followed couples for 13 years starting in 1979.
He states in his study that happily married couples dated for approximately 25 months before getting married. Couples who were unhappily married soon after they said “I do” and quickly divorced more often married at or after three years.
Because of its neuron-chemical basis, it's tenacious, progressive and destructive in nature.
If you decide to marry this man, don't expect his addiction to go away on its own once you've said your wedding vows.
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If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been involved in a “men are dogs” conversation, I would be a rich woman.
Are these guys patient or just stringing them along? As it turns out, there isn’t a lot of recent research on the courtship length prior to marriage.
Decades ago the statistics ranged from six to fourteen months.
I’ve even initiated the diatribe – especially when I've felt that I had been done wrong in a relationship.