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More Depressing But Not Suprising Study Results

By March 10, 2011

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From the UK, another study reports couples rarely compliment one another and start taking one another for granted when married for three years. That's a change from the German study done in 2007 that "reported that the dangerous time in marriage should be called the 'five-year itch'."
According to the UK study, the everyday things that can kill passion in a marriage are:
  • 1. Weight gain/lack of exercise, 13 percent
  • 2. Money & Spend thriftiness, 11 percent
  • 3. Anti-social working hours, 10 percent
  • 4. Hygiene issues (personal cleanliness), 9 percent
  • 5. In-Laws/extended family -- too much/too little, 9 percent
  • 6. Lack of romance (sex, treats etc), 8 percent
  • 7. Alcohol -- drinking too much, 7 percent
  • 8. Snoring & anti social bedtime habits, 6 percent
  • 9. Lapsed fashion -- Same old underwear/clothes, 4 percent
  • 10. Bathroom habits -- Stray nail cuttings etc, 4 percent.
  • Source: Paul Casciato. "The 7-year itch is now the 3-year glitch: study." Reuters.com. 3/08/2011.

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March 10, 2011 at 3:56 am
(1) Tasha says:

Usually what happens is after few years into marriage with the kids and everything, they become more like friends. No romance, no passion! And when one wants to show their feelings, it becomes kinda awkward! I don’t know! may be it’s just me :)

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