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May 22

A Marital Issue

Posted by William Berry | Filed under Articles | 1 Comment

According to statistics for first marriages listed as “very happy,” there has been a decrease from over half in 1976 to a little more than a third in 1996. I recently attended a conference where the presenter stated “half of marriages end in divorce, while another third of the remaining are held together by a band-aid.” It seems fair to declare that most marriages are not happy. The purpose of this article is to discuss some of the underlying reasons this is so.

There are many explanations for why some people experience difficulty in marriage. Some are easy to identify. Infidelity, substance abuse, arguments, financial trouble, problems raising children (in fact a recent study indicated marriages are more likely to …