Does Sex Predict Marital Disruption?

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Does Sex Predict Marital Disruption?
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Tue, 10-04-2011 - 9:52am

Does Sex Predict Marital Disruption?

...To examine role of sex in marriage, Dzara used the Marriage Matters Panel Survey of Newly Wed Couples that followed over 1000 couples in Louisiana from 1998 to 2004. The average age of the wives in this study was 28 and the average age for men was 30 years.

The author used three measures of sexuality in the first three to six months of marriage -- frequency of sexual intercourse, sexual satisfaction, and agreement between spouses about their sex life. Dzara used these measures to predict divorce by the 5th year of marriage. As we know, there are a lot of factors can contribute to divorce -- marital quality, early marriage, cohabitation and many more. In order to get a better understanding of the effects of sexuality in marriage, the author controlled for many of these other factors....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-hughes/does-sex-predict-marital-_b_985068.html

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