When it comes to dating and dating, there are certain “love facts” that most everyone believes. However, research shows that they are not done at all. They are just myths about love that just aren’t true! And believing in these falsehoods can undermine the success of your relationship. Separating love myths from love events will help you to be more realistic and hopeful about dating and relationships.
Here are seven of these myths about love and what research shows us to be true about them.
Myths About Love 1. The divorce rate in the country is 50%
Fact: It has never been 50%. It’s actually 41%. So your chances of having a good, lasting marriage are better than you think. And college education lowers the likelihood of divorce. This is evidenced by more sophisticated research.
Myths About Love 2. You have a soul mate and knowing this “One” is the key to finding love.
Fact: Research shows that love and marriage require hard work, including commitment, positive communication, and the ability to resolve quarrels. The best relationship advice I can give you is to work on yourself and choose someone, a good friend with chemistry, who is willing to grow with you. These are the real keys to a happy marriage. In fact, it’s not about finding a needle in a haystack.
Myths About Love 3. Fighting is unhealthy for couples.
Fact: Couples who repress their anger have a divorce rate that is twice as high as those in which a couple defends themselves. Fighting with your spouse and then resolving differences is a healthy thing to do.
Myths About Love 4. Living with a boyfriend / girlfriend will make the marriage stronger in the future.
Facts: In general, couples who have not lived together before marriage have healthier and more successful marriages. They also have fewer conflicts, fewer abuses, and are less likely to divorce than couples who live together before marriage. However, a more recent study shows that couples who are engaged to marry and live together have a 28% reduced risk of divorce. Also, after age 45, there seems to be no difference in the levels of happiness between those who are married and those who live together.
Myths About Love 5. On online dating websites most men lie about themselves.
Fact: Independent research shows the number is well below 50%. The usual lies are about income, occupation, age, marital status and weight. And of course women lie too.
Myths About Love 6. It’s best to wait to get married until you grow up.
Facts: People who get married after the age of twenty are just as likely to get divorced. And, surprisingly, they are much more likely to have a poor quality marriage than those who got married before. However, if your educational activities take you to the age of 30, your chances of a high quality relationship are just as good.
Myths About Love 7. Choosing marriage means more stress and financial exhaustion in your life.
Facts: Hundreds of studies around the world show that happy couples are healthier emotionally than physically, and that they are also richer. Except crying babies, diapers and the constant lack of insomnia that children can cause :).
So here are the love myths and love facts!
Just remember, though, each person is different. And no matter what the research says, you can manage to create lasting passionate love that fulfills the call of your heart. To find out exactly how, grab a copy of the bestseller, Love in 90 days.
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