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The many reasons couples aren't happy

It is generally thought that married couples in California and throughout the country are happiest at the beginning of their relationships. While this is true for most couples, this is not the case for everyone. Furthermore, not all couples experience a decline in satisfaction in their relationships as they progress. This was according to a study conducted by individuals from the University of Georgia and the University of Texas.

The study followed 431 low-income couples in Los Angeles County over a period of five years and tracked their marital satisfaction over that period of time. It found that 60% of those couples were highly satisfied with their marriages while only 10% had a low level of satisfaction. According to the data, those who had high levels of satisfaction were likely to retain that happiness over time. However, those who had low levels of initial satisfaction were most likely to see a further decline over time.

Researchers also found that wives who had a low level of satisfaction in their marriages were more likely to experience further declines. The study determined that women who were at a socioeconomic disadvantage were prevalent among those who had lower levels of satisfaction in their marriages. However, it concluded that couples were most likely to find the most stability in the first few years after they were married.

The end of a marriage may be a traumatic experience for some and a relief for others. Regardless of how a person feels about ending a relationship, it may be a good idea to seek legal help. An attorney might provide insight and guidance as to the different ways to settle a divorce such as mediation or a lawsuit. Legal counsel may be present during mediation talks if desired.

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