I got into a conversation with a friend about this. She said she heard the research was “solid” but that complicating factors were ignored. When I heard that, it made me think that such a conclusion stemmed from a similar type of causality thinking that a journalist uses when they headline an article with “Teen commits murder after playing <insert contemporary violent video game here>”.
Is there any truth to this? Has anyone heard of the aforementioned research? What about married (and divorced) Dopers? Did you live together first?
It seems to me that living together first would either help or have no effect. I can’t see how knowing what home life with a person will be like before entering into marriage could actually hurt your chances of the marriage working.
I’m not currently in a relationship, but I’m terrified of marrying the wrong person. I certainly want to avoid anything that might increase my chances of divorce.