- Amy Adams Darren Le Gallo tie knot in California on Saturday May 2, 2015
- Congratulations to Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo and all you other lovely couples who tied the knot on Saturday
- Amy and Adam had been engaged since 2008 and have been together since 2002
- They have a 5 year old daughter Aviana
Does waiting 14 years before you get married give your marriage better odds of lasting?
Getting married after 14 years together seems like it should guarantee you’ll make it to the “till death” part of the package. After all, by the 14 year point in a relationship you definitely know for sure how you feel about somebody. If you believe the numerous statistics, people are already wanting out of marriage by year 7. In some cases the statistics say people are wanting to get out by year 3.
So you want to think that if you’re in a relationship with someone for 14 years there isn’t any uncertainty as to how you feel about being with them. And if after 14 years together two people are still committed enough to their relationship with each other to go ahead and get married, it seems less likely that their marriage would fail?
Via aplus.com – Couples who date for 3 years or more have better chances of staying together and a more stable marriage. The findings mimic those of a 2006 study which found that couples who have dated less than 6 months before marriage had the highest divorce rate. (source link)
So even statistics are on the side of Amy Adams Darren Le Gallo and others who waited at least three years before they tied the knot…
If you and your hubby were in a relationship at least 3 years before you got married, you can take some comfort in knowing the odds on your side that your marriage will last.
Did you marry your spouse after knowing them only a short time?
If you married your spouse after knowing them only a short time, the odds might be stacked against your marriage lasting. But your situation is by no means hopeless. There are exceptions to every rule. And there will be cases where people wait many years before they marry but their marriage still ends in divorce. And there will be cases where people knew each other less than 6 months before they got married and their marriage lasts until death parts them in old age.