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Couples who argue on honeymoon likely to fight throughout their married life

Published: Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 5:41 AM
Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 5:41 AM

A new study by Ohio State University has revealed that couples who argue

on their honeymoon are more likely to have a stormy marriage over the long

term compared with newlyweds that get on well.  As couples grow older together

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their rate of arguing is likely to stay the same. The researchers separated the

respondents into high, middle and low conflict marriages and found those in

the latter group were more likely than others to say they shared decision-making

with their spouses. These people were also more likely than those who reported

high levels of conflict to say they believed in traditional, life-long marriage.

The findings were published in the Journal of Family Issues.

Steve Wilson WHIO Radio