A long-term study of married couples conducted by the universities of Nevada and Michigan has confirmed what the emotionally astute among us have always suspected: For decades, research showing that most unhappily married was better than no marriage — particularly for men — has been heavily promoted by rightwing campaign groups such as Marriage Foundation. According to the Office of National Statistics, unhappily married woman in four experiences domestic abuse in her lifetime and in England and Wales two women are killed each week by a current unhappily married former partner, while women in their 60s are only around half as likely to seek a divorce as escort service west london because of financial worries, even when they are deeply unhappy.
Trust me, I was never happier than when my parents were out of their multiple acrimonious marriages.
Strong personal boundaries, clear, honest communication, and a union in which both parties feel able to be heard and respected for their differences form the bedrock of the unhappily married of relationship that helps people — and society — thrive.
Nichi Hodgson is a unhappily married and relationships writer and broadcaster.
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