While making the commitment of marriage can be very rewarding, it is important that the foundation of a solid relationship be there before any vows are exchanged. Your level of satisfaction with your marriage can have a strong impact in your overall physical and mental wellbeing. Married couples are at higher risk of infidelity when at least one spouse has a high level of attachment anxiety, which is not generally true of couples who are dating. Higher attachment anxiety suggests that a person perceives those close to him or her as less available.
- If you and your spouse are happy in your marriage, you will be satisfied with your lives overall.
- When one or both partners in a marriage rate high in attachment anxiety, infidelity is more likely.
- Couples who are thinking about getting married should also think about what makes a happy marriage before they start planning the wedding.
“Couples destined for success will carefully consider the ingredients of a healthy, satisfying marriage before they take the plunge.”