Well, let's look at the stats provided by Relationship Coaching Institute. Then think for yourself.
I would say, every successful couple at some point / or points had been attending to their relationship, giving it a new purpose, direction and, most importantly, the boost of energy. Ideally, we all would be 'working' on our relationships all the time, paying attention, trying to understand what's going on and how we can make it a super pleasant experience for ourselves and our significant other. In reality, we hardly, find time to asses where we at and what we are feeling, not even talking about another person in a relationship. And then it's too late. So those statistics are, really, just showing the results of that. Neglecting what is the most important thing for huge majority of us (94%, see below), our love life, doesn't come cheep. Broken homes, broken hearts, loss of self-esteem, motivation, will to live, to create, be happy, be the greatest parents we can be, are only some of the side effects of not giving yourself and your partner the attention and care. I like describing LOVE as an inspired act, an action, something we are doing, living. It is not just a heavenly bliss that sprinkles on us when we had been good, or feel deserving. I mean, it can be that as well. Love is, really, whatever you say it is. But traditionally we want LOVE to be a part of our relationship. This is something we seek. I propose also to create it, make it happen, be consciously involved in manifesting it. And, yes, relationship coaching is the most direct way you can start this process and feel successful.
So the stats below are here to prompt you to take action and start paying attention to how you feel and what you do in your relationship. If you think you can do with professional help and support, then consider coaching as a shortcut to happiness in love. See what it can do for you.
There are more single people today than ever in history – 101 million in the U.S., 46% of the adult population (28% in 1970)
Over 25% of households are single occupant households (17% in 1970)
53% of households are married couples (70% in 1970)
The marriage rate is decreasing, and is at its lowest in 30 years
The divorce rate has remained stable since 1988
While the exact divorce rate is a matter of debate, experts agree that somewhere between 40 and 60% of all marriages will end in divorce, and that for every marriage there is about one divorce
Co-habitation has increased by 1,200% in the past 30 years and has become the norm, whereas 40 years ago it was a rare occurrence
The failure rate of co-habitation relationships is over 85%
The percentage of young adults who say that having a good marriage is extremely important to them is increasing (94% in one study)
The majority of first-born children are now conceived by, or born to, unmarried parents
Half of all children will spend some time in a single parent family
Children who live in single parent families have a higher incidence of behavioral problems, likelihood of dropping out of school, drug or alcohol abuse, and divorcing later in life
43% of first marriages end within 15 years
39% of remarriages end within 10 years
More than 85% of all adults marry at least once
Second and third marriages have a higher incidence of failure
U.S. Census Bureau www.census.gov
National Marriage Project State of our Unions www.stateofourunions.org
American Association For Single People www.unmarriedamerica.com
Thank you to Relationship Coaching Institute for providing the statistics and a summary of the relationship studies. Go here to explore what relationship coaching can do for you.