Marriage is still undoubtedly one of the most baffling things to most people, including me. We have all seen a lot of couples that have made it work out for decades but still it is hard to explain it to someone as to how do people stick with one other for that long and how do they make it work out? 

If you ask people to tell you what are the ‘secrets’ behind a successful marriage, you’re most probably going to get answers like, loving each other, caring about each other, being nice, great sex life, helping each other and the list goes on. But the thing is that all these answers point to the same direction which is, ‘don’t be a jerk to your partner’. Now obviously that’s just common sense, if you are nice to someone and respect them, they won’t hate you or leave you.

But we’re not here for that, a successful marriage is definitely more than just ‘being nice’ to each other. And we’re here to tell you exactly those facts that can reveal the secrets behind the success of a marriage. However, these facts aren’t the usual ones, these are the more absurd ones found by a research, that’ll leave you startled.

 1. Price tag of your Wedding

The first one is, price tag of your wedding. Hugo M. Milano and Andrew M. Francis are the two university lecturers who did a research and concluded that spending too much on your wedding, even if your wedding planners insist on that, is a bad idea. They found a relation between spending big amounts that are more than $20K and lesser ones that are between $5K and $10K, suggesting that the probability of divorce goes up by more than 3 times in the twenty thousand dollars scenario.