Today in the United States, the Pew Research Center estimates that just over 50% of first marriages end in divorce. But why is that? What factors establish a healthy, happy relationship? Everyone has a different reason for getting married, and studies found the top four reasons to be love, companionship, desire for children, and to have a relationship that is recognized in a religious ceremony. These all seem standard, but marriage is far more complex than that. With the added stress of finance, work, children, social media, and extramarital relationships, it can be hard to find a balance and create the ideal relationship. On this episode, Dr. Nandi will discuss marriage with several experts and couples who are both striving or struggling in their marriage.
Father Shalhoub – Religious leader, author, & professor at Madonna University
Bill and Lisa Cobbs – Married 35+ years
Andrew & Laurie Dawe-Collins – Married 30+ years
Zach Hall and Jalese DeBiasi-Hall – Newlyweds
Karen & Grover McCants – Married 20+ years
Joe Kort, Ph.D.