Dating for 8 years not married
Most say living together prior to getting engaged has less promising outcomes, but this might not reflect changing cultural acceptance.If not, are you ready or willing to take a stand for what you want?On average, the couples in my study decided to marry 2.8 years after they first showed romantic interest (many couples knew each other before they dated, but that isn’t counted).This may reflect growing trends in the delay of marriage.What are the issues that might be holding him back?Are these worth addressing, accepting, or rejecting?
These couples usually made it to their seventh anniversary before divorcing sometime later.
Much has changed in the last thirty years, and those in my study are still reporting general satisfaction in their marriages.
There is actually a lower divorce rate now than in the 80s, and what marriage means on a societal level is also changing.
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.
You are not a used car salesman trying to get rid of shoddy goods.