One of the greatest predictors of life satisfaction is a deep relationship with one other person. There are significant social supports for marriage as well as financial benefits that come with marriage. It is fairly common among young military couples that they think they will not deploy very much or very often.
A common myth is that if you live with someone for seven years, then you automatically create a common law marriage. Common law marriage occurs when a couple lives together for a certain number of years (one year in most states), holds themselves out as husband and wife, and intends to be married.
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Now that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have been wed long enough to have their wedding pictures sold for charity, we should expect to see rumors of the demise of their marriage any day now.
But be warned, ye Cassandras, Clooney and Alamuddin have gone about getting married in the way that sociologists say leads to a lower likelihood of divorce..1) They're Old. That's higher than the average age people get married (for men it's 29, and women it's 27, although this is Clooney's second marriage.) There's a pretty strong correlation between the age at which you get married and the likelihood that your marriage survives, says Sawhill.
And when speaking about her hopes for a family, she added: 'I'd like to have one in the next four or five years.
This is the threshold issue, and no question is more important than this one – not attraction, "chemistry," finances, maturity or anything else.
That doesn’t mean half those teen marriages last forever.
That means only half of them even make it to the tenth anniversary.
So it is not surprising that young age at first marriage has been found to predict a higher rate of divorce in the military population too, especially among young enlisted.
Considering how many stressors a young military marriage must face, that fact alone ought to be enough to convince us that everybody in the military ought to be single until, say, age 25. Which should make the entire active-duty population sit up and howl. In the all-volunteer force, early marriage is so common that it is the norm. In the civilian population, 74 percent of all women have been married by age 30. But my real thinking is that my line of work I hear from plenty of long-married military couples who married before age 25, but I rarely hear of a teen marriage that worked out for the best. It ain’t no sin to be young and hopeful when you get married.