I wonder if (and if it can be looked into) this often happens because couples in an arranged marriage are more likely to understand that making a marriage successful takes work.

I believe--and I know I'm not alone in this--that many marriage fail because people think once he's said "I love you," and she's said "I love you too," then the matter is settled and all they have to do is sit back and enjoy life. A lot of married couples get an unpleasant surprise when real life turns out to be more complicated than "happily ever after," but someone who may or may not have even met their spouse doesn't suffer under that illusion.

That may be what offsets the possibility of compatibility issues that are much more likely with an arranged marriage.

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