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but not "statistically significant".

It's fine to tell people not to give up. Even the most successful marriages have rough patches. But once one or both of the spouses has given up, then it's time to move on. Otherwise you're locking in the unhappiness for everyone concerned.

And often, the "maturity" question works differently : you can find yourself in a marriage based on an "immature" choice of partner, then find that one or both partners have grown up and need to move on. Many many examples of friends who were unhappy in a first marriage and find true lasting happiness with a second partner.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Nov 5th, 2012 at 10:34:27 AM EST
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