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Study Shows Pre-Marriage Doubts Lead to Higher Risk of Divorce

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Most people who have been married or know people who have gotten married understand that ‘cold feet’ is a feeling that is not uncommon.  A wedding is an enormous event and marriage is an enormous life decision, and many big decisions involve some trepidation before moving forward.  However, some researchers have recently looked more closely into this feeling, and they have found that cold feet could actually lead to more problems down the road.

According to researchers at UCLA, who looked at nearly 500 newlyweds from the area over a period of several years, men and women who reported some doubts before marriage generally found themselves less satisfied with those marriages several years later.  In addition, women who experienced cold feet were more than twice as likely to ultimately be divorced than women who did not report such feelings.  Men who had these feelings were no more or less likely to get divorced than those who did not.  The study also found that more than one-third of the couples involved in the research did not have any doubts before their marriages.

The results of this study have drawn some interest and some skepticism, and the basic foundation for criticism of this study involves the relatively small sample size.  However, the conclusions drawn by this research will no doubt prompt an additional look at the overall emotional states of those who are about to get married.

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Emotions are complicated in nature, and the presence of nervousness before a wedding still does not lead to divorce in a majority of marriages according to this study.  Emotions that are related to divorce are even more complicated, and they can be crippling for people who face this process.  That’s why anyone whose marriage is ending needs to obtain the help of experienced professionals.

If you are facing the possibility of ending your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.