Want Your Marriage to Last? Top Relationship Experts Share Insights Into Avoiding Divorce and Reveal The Most Surprising Traits of Successful Couples
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey of mental health professionals conducted by YourTango.com, the leader in love and relationships, the #1 way to divorce-proof your marriage is to improve communication, followed by making your spouse a priority – even over kids.
Not surprisingly, "communication problems" is cited as the most common factor (65%) that leads to divorce, followed by couples' inability to resolve conflict (43%). The top communication complaints when considering divorce: 70% of men blame nagging/complaining, followed by their spouse not expressing sufficient appreciation (60%). 83% of women cite a lack of validation for their feelings and opinions, followed by their spouse not listening or talking about himself too much (56%).
The biggest factor that prevents unhappy couples from splitting up is kids. However, a significant majority of experts say it's worse for your kids if you stay in an unhappy marriage.
"73% of experts say that mediation, instead of divorce litigation, facilitates a smoother end to the marriage," states Andrea Miller, CEO, YourTango. "And having a prenup ranks last as the most common trait in an amicable divorce. Given how crucial communication is to a successful marriage, better to find a good therapist than a good lawyer!"
The top surprising traits of successful couples? Pursuing one's own individual interests and hobbies (78%) followed by learning to argue—in a healthy way (36%).
- The majority of couples who divorce after seeking counseling do so after less than six months of help.
- 71% indicate sites like AshleyMadison.com don't impact the divorce rate as spouses who want to cheat will find a way irrespective of such sites.
- 95% agree one should wait at least 6 months after a divorce to start dating.
YourTango features a rich mix of content in Divorce 360: Prevention & Survival from November 18th—27th. YourTango Experts offer healing and hope on divorce and more. Looking for a dating coach, marriage educator, relationship expert, or sex educator? We will help!
YourTango helps users live their best love lives by providing award-winning content to over 10 million unique visitors/month. Topics run the gamut from love quotes, sex, and erotica to funny quotes, great sex positions and ways to say I love you.
More by this Source
Is The Way To A Man's Heart Really Through His Stomach?
Oct 04, 2013, 06:00 ET
Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.
Learn about PR Newswire services
Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.