Truth In Marital “Cold Feet?”
The Relationship Institute at the University of California recently released a study that claims that bride’s who get “cold feet” may be predicting the health of the couple’s marital relationship, according to reports.
The study examined 232 Los Angeles newlyweds for the first several months of their marriage. They then got in touch with each couple every six months for a four year period. When first contacted at the beginning of the marriage each couple was asked if they were hesitant or uncertain about getting married. 38 percent of women said yes and 48 percent of men agreed.
Women who answered yes were more predictive of the relationship than men. 19 percent of women who expressed uncertainty were divorced with in four years. The percent dropped to just 8 percent among women who did not have doubts.
Overall, wives with premarital doubt were two and a half times more likely to be divorced.