There are many misconceptions that people derive from being in a relationship. The first is that conflict is a bad thing. This simply is not true. Also, they believe that the divorce rate is fifty percent. This is over inflated. Furthermore, they think that opposites attract. This often is also not the case. Also, they think that Cohabitation leads to better/poorer marriage outcomes. This also is not the case. These are all false assumptions that everyone should be aware of
- Conflict can be handled in a productive way that may deepen and improve the relationship.
- We can’t say for certain if cohabitation is good or bad for marriage. There are many other factors involved.
- The national divorce rate is 50%, but divorce rates are different in different age groups.
“Other research by Markey and Kurtz (2006) shows that successful couples are those in which the partners complement one another”