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A mismatch in feelings of tension within a marriage could set the stage for divorce, a new study suggests.
Increased tension among wives was particularly problematic for marital longevity when their husbands reported low levels of tension over time, the research finds.
“People in the same relationships have different ideas about the quality of their tie…”
Researchers followed 355 couples over the course of 16 years and found that while marital tension increased over time, husbands’ tensions increased at a greater rate than wives’ tensions. However, it was increased marital tension among wives that predicted divorce.