Marriage after six months of dating

17 Nov

Another more recent study published by researchers from Emory University following three thousand couples found that those who dated three or more years were 39 percent less likely to get divorced than those who dated less than a year.

But it takes time to know a person and time to see each other’s darker side and know how each of their 'shadow' sides will interact with each other."A cautious one to two years may be the recommended amount of time according to most, but experts certainly acknowledged that marriage success has more to do with readiness than a simple function of time.“Rebound relationships actually work, they can be the healthiest ones because you often know more clearly what you want, rebound relationships have a bad rap but can be the best things because you have a clearer sense of who you are and what you want.” While common wisdom advises against rebound relationships because a relationship begun too soon might be an indulgent distraction that prevents individuals from properly dealing with the break-up of the earlier relationship, they can prove surprisingly healthy, Theresa says.“Less time between a break-up and a new relationship generally predicts greater well-being, higher self-esteem, and more respect for a new partner…Individuals who tend to be emotionally stable were actually more likely to have a shorter amount of time between a relationship’s end and a new one’s beginning.” Relationship expert Andrea Syrtash says that there's no one formula for everyone. It takes time and experience to know someone's true character and our brains literally change after the initial rush of romantic love," she says, adding, "That said, Amy is 36 and has likely dated a lot and knows what she wants!If we can draw any conclusions from these studies, it would be that the couples who tended to hold off longer to marry ended up being the most satisfied in their marriages in the long-term and less likely to divorce.Even with these studies telling us that staying the course in dating does seem to pay off in marriage, there are always exceptions to the rule.These couples dated an average of eighteen months and were engaged for half that time.Of those who were quicker to marry, the study found that the marriages survived to the seven-year mark, but many divorced after that. You see, I've always had this two year rule in my mind for how long I want to date someone before we get married. After twenty-four months together, you usually know whether your partner is someone you could really commit to—forever.But a lot of my friends have been getting married with fewer than this magical two years under their belts, and it's making me second-guess my rule. Does it really matter at all how long you date before you get married?You share the same values and this is indeed your forever partner and one way to recognize that for the world is through marriage.” Theresa adds that deep down this is something Amy or Chris could have wanted and that was important enough that this was the time.“Some people just decide and it’s stable and permanent and positive and for their own emotional security,” she adds.