The person that you’re with?
You’re gut knows, very much, if they are the ONE.
Or, quite simply?
The one you should do without:
Trusting your gut may be the key to avoiding a divorce. A new study in the journal Science shows that gut feelings can forecast whether a newlywed couple will remain happy. In contrast, outward displays or exclamations of affection were a poor predictor of ultimate marital bliss.
“Everyone wants to be in a good marriage. And in the beginning, many people are able to convince themselves of that at a conscious level,” said psychologist and lead author James McNulty of Florida State University. “But these automatic, gut-level responses are less influenced by what people want to think. You can’t make yourself have a positive response through a lot of wishful thinking.”
Despite marriage being woven into the fabric of society since the dawn of modern civilization, people remain somewhat clueless when it comes to picking a partner “to have and to hold until death do thee part.” The divorce rate for first marriages has floated around 40-50 percent for the last 20 years. There are some indications that the divorce rate is dropping, but those trends may be due to a greater reluctance toward getting married in the first place.
Listen to it.
And should your gut convince you that, when it comes to you and the person that you are currently dating, whether your days would be best spent apart?
There are worst things that could happen.
Not so bad.
[via YourTango]100 Best Things About Being Single
Having just one schedule to plan fun weekends around.
Lingerie shopping that depends on what *I* love, not someone else’s taste in what I should wear.
I get to rock out to “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason DeRulo AND “Single Ladies” By Beyonce — the single ladies anthems!
I feel no guilt when I kick you out early in the morning. It’s my place, dude, I do what I want.
I can watch Sex and The City every single weeknight at 8 p.m.
Eight hours of delicious, uninterrupted sleep.
Morning workouts that aren’t derailed.
Having the funniest/most fun pics on Facebook when everyone else is posting pics of their kids.
I can order takeout, and the leftovers will last me all week.
#91 I can hog the remote.
I can skip a day (or — dare I say it — two) of shaving my legs.
Don’t let all those unhappily married people convince you otherwise.
Being single IS the answer…
Not the question.