Newlyweds have an even earlier milestone to fear: the two-year slouch.
The average couple gives up on romance just two years, six months and 25 days into a marriage, according to research.
Beyond this point romance, if not dead, is definitely on its sickbed, as husbands give up trying to be tidy, while wives no longer make an effort to look nice for their other half.
After two years of marriage, couples are far less likely to share the TV remote By the third wedding anniversary, 83 per cent of those surveyed said they couldn't even be bothered to continue celebrating the date they tied the knot.
One recent research done by The National Wedding Show actually showed that the average couple gets engaged two years, 11 months and eight days after first setting eyes on each other although women felt ready to tie the knot even sooner – after just two years, seven months and 24 days.
“A man will not propose to his girl before he is sure he can maintain a family.
Divorces are easier to obtain now than they ever were, but there can still be a price to be paid for getting things wrong.
There will always be people who have heard of a couple who married after a few months and it worked out perfectly while another couple dated for years before getting engaged or married and they did not last.
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