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If you want to get married and avoid divorce, do it at this age

If you want to get married and avoid divorce, do it at this age

May 23, 2022

Currently, divorces are the order of the day and marriages seem to be falling. According to Eurostat (the European statistical office), in Spain there are fewer and fewer marriages, as they have fallen to 56% in the last 50 years .

These figures have aroused the interest of many psychologists or sociologists. An investigation claims to have found the right age to get married, and in this article we echo this information

Modern society and the commodification of couple relationships

Relationships between people and the links established between them evolve over the years, especially in relationships. When things go well, relationships grow stronger and the feeling of love grows , and there is a greater degree of rapport, fidelity and intimacy. However, that is not always the case.

Many relationships of couple or marriages stay halfway, and more today. In a society like ours, which tends towards individuality, in marital crises, selfishness and individualism usually predominate. Couples break up more and more at the pace that society evolves towards the commodification of romantic relationships. The links are increasingly superficial.

Two divorces for each marriage

The causes of the crises are varied. Some couples break up because one of the parties does not feel loved , there has been an infidelity, one of the two has unreal expectations about marriage or simple monotony. Whatever the cause, the reality is there, and the data does not lie.

As an article in the ABC newspaper states: "for every marriage there are two divorces in Spain." A fact that has attracted a lot of attention and shows the reality of Spanish society.

The crisis and divorce

Crises are not bad in themselves. Sometimes, the conflicts that occur in a relationship can strengthen the bonds of the couple, making it feel more united. This is because these conflicts, if properly managed, can serve as learning. Thinking that relationships do not pass through bad times is not real.

The causes of this situation have many origins, but, if only a few decades ago it was not so common to hear the word divorce, the alternative of many couples when a marital crisis arrives, is to stop living with their lover and to slam the relationship .

  • If you want to better understand this phenomenon, you can read our article: "Marital crisis: 5 keys to understand them"

The best age to get married

So, what is the solution to this problem? A team of researchers seems to have found a relationship between age and divorce figures. This research states that the ideal age to get married is between 28 and 32 years old. The research was carried out by Nick Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah (USA), and published in the Institute of Family Studies.

According to the conclusions of this study, couples who marry in that age group divorce less than those who do at other ages. The study author, for his research, conducted an analysis with US statistics, with data grouped into two stages , from 2006-2010 and 2011-2013, and then compared the former with the latter. The results showed that between the ages of 28 and 32 there were fewer divorces, but that divorces increased for each year that went further than this last figure. That is to say, with 42 years there are more possibilities of divorce than with 35 years.

Some conclusions of the study

If these data are confirmed, what are the causes? The author of the study states that it is very likely that the 28 to 32 years is the ideal age "Because at that age, individuals have already reached a certain degree of maturity."

Many people in that time of their lives are already financially solvent and do not have the same desire to experience that the younger ones can have. They have a more or less clear idea of ​​what they want in their life. Further, unlike older ages, they still have the possibility to change their habits and adapt to the lifestyle and common goals that living with a partner requires.

Mature love, one of the keys

Therefore, maturity is one of the keys that the best age to marry is between 28 and 32 years. And, throughout our lives, we can fall in love more than once.

But the first infatuations can become more irrational, and the madness provoked by the intensity of these loves can take over us. Over the years, we see relationships in another way, coming to understand that relationships are a constant negotiation in which both members of the couple have their needs .

This type of mature experiences end up being much more satisfying and, many times, they are possible thanks to a love of the past, which made us see things differently. In a more realistic and more mature way.

The first loves can be unforgettable , but that does not mean that those first feelings of passion and attraction are enough to keep the flame alive the flame of love forever. To love is also learned and to be in a couple as well. For a relationship to work, you also have to learn how to make it work.

  • If you want to know more about this type of love, you can read our article: "Mature love: why is the second love better than the first?"

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