Everyone hopes that their marriage will last forever, but sadly, that's not always the case. Although divorce rates aren't necessarily as high as you may think, most people know somebody who has been divorced or who is currently going through one. Some predictors of divorce are pretty obvious, like infidelity, but there are also some interesting clues that predict your marriage will last.
Of course, nothing beats your intuition. According to Psychology Today, listening to your heart, no matter if it's saying something positive or negative, can lead you to a more satisfied marriage. But humans are stubborn, especially in relationships. It's easy to let arguments, irritation, and bad attitudes take over what you know is a good thing. But what if there were clues to predict that your marriage would last? What if you could rely on them when your intuition failed you or when you felt like the worst spouse ever?
Nothing is certain — not even the science of love. But these nine interesting clues could predict that your marriage will last. Of course things like spending time together, having alone time, and arguing for the good of your relationship and not your ego spell success, but these nine clues are unique and are not as easily seen. Science backs them up and, hopefully, so does your own long-lasting marriage. (Also, major props to marrying someone with the same Netflix choices as you, OK?)