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Monday, May 24, 2010

Marriage and Math: Will It Last?

Did you know that scientists have developed a mathematical model with 94% accuracy to determine if a marriage will be successful?

This is how it works:
Scientists measure the interaction between a couple. Couples discuss a variety of topics (including sensitive ones like making love and finances) while being video taped.

After the discussion takes place, scientists examined the video and measure every interaction between the couple. Both positive and negative scoring is associated with loving and affection behavior vs. disrespectful behavior. Scientists classify the interactions including: anger, affection, humor, and respect.

What does this mean for you?
Every comment you make to your man has a huge impact! Be positive, affection and loving. If you find your man is *not* returning the favor, consider this -- would you like to be with this person the rest of your life?

Some indicators of divorce:
-- If you argue with your spouse about finances once a week, your marriage is 30 percent more likely to end in divorce than if you argue with your spouse about finances less frequently.

-- If your parents were divorced, you're at least 40 percent more likely to get divorced than if they weren't. If your parents married others after divorcing, you're 91 percent more likely to get divorced.

-- If only one partner in your marriage is a smoker, you're 75 percent to 91 percent more likely to divorce than smokers who are married to fellow smokers.

-- If you're a woman two or more years older than your husband, your marriage is 53 percent more likely to end in divorce than if he was one year younger to three years older.

-- If you're of "below average" intelligence, you're 50 percent more likely to be divorced than those of "above average" intelligence.

From the Blog:

Here is the link to the video with the author who discusses the likelihood of divorce based on various factors:

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