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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, March 21, 2011

Delayed Gratification Leads to Better Marriages

The Economist recently ran an article singing the virtues of abstinence:

Their report, just published in the Journal of Family Psychology, suggests that people who delay having sex do indeed have better relationships, on four different measures (see table). That result applies to both men and women.

Read more here.


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Sure it results in a better marriage...when you delay gratification, you want it each other more and you are thankful when you do finally enjoy the gratification. Part of the problem couples have today, is that the man or the woman or both have a strong since of entitlement...that sense of entitlement can be poison for a relationship.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorney | Mar 28, 2011 5:03:12 PM

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