It was persistence that led to "yes" when Leonardo Cicarelli, a charismatic insurance agency owner, asked out Candice Fong on New Year's Eve.
But Fong, a market development manager for a wireless phone company, said that when she walked down the aisle at her wedding last month, she knew her new husband's equal persistence as a business owner comes with job-related stress. "I'm going to have to help him learn to vent and move on."
As we head into summer, wedding plans kick into full gear. But before couples head down the aisle, they should know what it takes to go the distance these days.
New studies by Pew Research show the divorce rate has declined over the past 20 years, but at the same time, fewer people are getting married.
Strong marriages take investment. Today, people are working longer hours, making less time for spouses and feeling too exhausted for sex. Even more, job stress, now at a high, can change the chemistry between couples, making a marriage fragile.
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