Arguing during honeymoon could spell marriage doom

August 19th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 19 (IANS) Honeymooners who believe that indulging in verbal duels during their most romantic phase of married life is just another insignificant incident should think twice before starting off an argument.

Researchers have found honeymoon couples that argue are more likely to have a stormy marriage over the long term compared with newlyweds that get on well, Daily Mail reported.

Conducted by Ohio State University over a 20-year period, the study into marital strife found there was little change in the amount of conflict over time.

The study of almost 1,000 husbands and wives found little change in the rate of rows between them over the course of 20 years.

As the couples grow older together their rate of arguing is likely to stay the same, which will be reassuring for the 16 percent who fall out infrequently and the six out of 10 whose rows are rare, says the study.

For 22 percent of couples who say they have arguments on their honeymoon, however, it is more likely that they will go on to do the same throughout their married life.

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