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Irish marriages last an average of 13 years.
First marriages that end in a divorce usually last approximately 8 years.
Men with attractive wives report higher levels of satisfaction with their marriages, a study says.
Marriage started shifting from arranged to love-based marriages in the 18th Century.
11% of the Americans disapprove black-white marriages.
Mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall in the U.S., a study found.
Couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages.
Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.
69% of marriages in Ethiopia occur through abduction.
In China, some families pay for “ghost marriages,” employing a matchmaker to help find a suitable spouse for their deceased loved ones.
People in the most successful marriages spend an average of 5 more hours a week being together and talking, marriage researcher John Gottman found.