02/12/2014 08:26 pm ET Updated Feb 12, 2014

The First Lesson Of Marriage 101: There Are No Soul Mates - Christine Gross-Loh - The Atlantic

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Research shows that practically every dimension of life happiness is influenced by the quality of one’s marriage, while divorce is the second most stressful life event one can ever experience.

Yet nearly half of all married couples are likely to divorce, and many couples report feeling unhappy in their relationships.

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