A UCLA study of 464 newlywed couples published in the ‘Journal of Family Psychology,’ found that women who have doubts about getting married are right to be concerned. 19% of women who had pre-wedding jitters were divorced four years later, compared with 8% of those without doubts. And those with pre-wedding concerns were significantly less satisfied than those without worries. This was less of an issue for men, whose doubts didn’t necessarily translate into later problems, as much as for women. Just because you have worries doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get married. It does mean that there are important issues that need addressing, perhaps calling for professional premarital counseling to address those issues and make sure you’re on the right track when walking down the aisle, so you’ll be happy long after the wedding.
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