How to live happily ever after, according to science - The Week
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
Aside from being the epitome of lazy writing, “happily ever after” is not simple.
Ty Tashiro explains that couples in their first year of marriages score 86% for marriage satisfaction. By the seventh year, it’s under 50%.
Yes, about 50% of couples get divorced. Another 10-15% separate but do not file paperwork. And 7 more percent are chronically unhappy.
So the real stat is two-thirds of marriages do not live “happily ever after.”