The Two-Year Itch: Threatening "Till Death Do Us Part"

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The Love Council on Jun 9, 2005 at 12:48PM

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The Two-Year Itch: Threatening "Till Death Do Us Part"

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Two-Year Itch: Threatening "Till Death Do Us Part"

We've all heard about the seven-year itch, but the recent breakups of some two-year marriages in Hollywood are making us wonder if couples should be on their guard much earlier. Sure, celebrities often make hasty marital decisions, but research shows that this two-year itch is, in fact, a real phenomenon ‑- even for the rest of us outside Tinseltown. An article from News Australia states that one in 12 couples is headed for divorce after two years, which is double the odds for couples who've been together for seven years. What's more, a study done in Denmark reveals that the risk of a split rises rapidly during the first 18 months of marriage and then slows just before a couple reaches the two-year mark.

So what is it about the first two years of marriage that threatens "till death do us part"? The Love Council weighs in.

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