Unexpected Habits That Can Sink a Marriage
Are you hurting your relationship without even knowing it? Here are eight habits that researchers say can lead to marital problems.
You Light Up Alone
He kicked the cigarette habit, but you can’t. It’s a vicious cycle: You smoke, he complains, you fight, you stress, and then you need to smoke again. (Although correlation isn’t causation; there are other risk factors too.) A group at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in Australia found that smoking was not a very high risk factor in a marriage if both couples are smokers
. But divorce rates increase significantly—76-95 percent higher—when only one spouse (especially the wife) has the habit. Quitting saves your (love) life.
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