We have been told over and over that money can buy everything except happiness or love. eHarmony conducted a survey and it seems that at least half of that statement is false.
The dating site asked 2,000 "everyday Americans" currently in relationships how they felt about their current love situations. 64 percent of them reported that they were happy with their life and partner.
When the dating site asked the same question to households that make $200,000 or more per year, being "happy" was elevated to "completely in love" 71 percent of the time.
With 27 percent of arguments stemming from money issues, it really is no wonder that more money in a relationship means less problems.
Check out other interesting love statistics courtesy of eHarmony.com below.
A couple who laughs together, stays together.
Marriage is not always sunshine and rainbows. If you are able to find the humor in it, it makes life a lot easier.
Here are some of the most hilarious (yet... relate-able) tweets that could only come from a true married person.
The hardest thing about love is that everyone loves and needs to be loved in different ways. It is important to keep reminding your partner that you care about them in new ways to keep the relationship healthy. Here are some simple ways to remind that special someone that they are special to you.
Cheating is one of the most common relationship killers out there, but it is also the most complicated to understand. There are an unlimited amount of reasons why people decide to stray in their relationship from feeling lonely to just wanting something new. That is because we all need different things to be content in a relationship.
Now, whether you completely believe in astrology or not, you have to admit that sometimes it can be eerily accurate. Let's dive in and see what the stars predict would be the reason you would cheat, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries are natural thrill seekers and need constant stimulation. The reason they will cheat? Just for the excitement of it. If you let an Aries get too bored in their relationship, they will cheat rather easily. They will want to do it to just feel alive again.
Usually Taurus is a very loyal partner. If they are going to cheat it is because there is a void that is making them feel insecure. They love to be surrounded by nice things as well. This makes it easy for a Taurus to be lead away from their relationship by material things.
Most of the time, a Gemini will start with emotional cheating through emails and online chat. A Gemini loves to talk and be intellectually stimulated. Although they are great at entertaining themselves, you do not want to leave the Gemini with too much space or for too long.
A Cancer loves to be cared for so when their self esteem is too low, it is likely for them to search for an ego boost else where. Also, it is common for Cancers to get a little too drunk and make bad decisions in the heat of the moment.
Leos love to be the center of attention. If you don't want to make them your all in a relationship, they will find someone that will. They also hate the idea of growing old so when they cheat, it is usually with a younger person that helps them regain their youth.
The one thing a Virgo can not handle is a lot of relationship drama. If things start to get a little too crazy, a Virgo will search for someone a little more stable. They also hate when someone wants to change who they are and need to be accepted as is.
The sign of the scales likes to keep things even in any relationship. If a Libra feels hurt by your actions, they could retaliate by cheating. They also hate being taken advantage of and will take the matter into their own hands to settle the score.
Scorpios can cheat simply because they want to. They are known to be super private and hard to understand. They also like things that are new and mysterious to them so when things get too dull, they will go look for something to discover.
It is really important for any Sagittarius to keep their freedom. If they start to feel smothered, it could cause them to stray. Also, Sagittarius are often flirtatious by nature. This can lead to issues pretty quickly without the intention to do so.
Capricorns demand respect and to be shown that they are appreciated. If they feel that they are not getting this from their partner, they could try to find someone they do get it from. Capricorns also like stability and are not happy if that feels compromised.
Aquarians can be very detached and in need of a lot of personal space. If they feel that you are too dependent on them, they may look for someone that allows them a little more freedom. They also have the need to be intellectually stimulated and gravitate towards those who will do that.
Pisces tend to have a vivid imagination and adore the fantasy of love. If things seem to be getting a little too routine, Pisces may look for someone that brings that wow factor. Pisces is also known for being the sign of secrets and could cheat just to have something only they know.
Even the healthiest relationships have fights. As a matter of fact it is shown that arguing (in the right way) can make your relationship stronger. In marriages with no arguments, it is 35 percent more likely to end in divorce.
It is human nature to feel betrayed or by your partner if they do not see things the way you do. It is also our natural instinct to retaliate when we feel hurt or threatened. Learning to calm this instinct and work through things with your partner is important for a stable and fair relationship.
Here are some tips on the "right way" for you and your partner to argue.
When you find yourself in an argument with your partner, remember that you are fighting to improve things. Fighting should never be done to damage the relationship. Love is all about caring abut the other person's happiness. You have to vow to always put each other's feelings first.
Trust. It is what every healthy relationship is built on. There are a million ways you break your partner's trust, but the most common way is cheating. It is estimated that 30-60% of married people will cheat on their partner within the course of their marriage.
So the question is, is cheating a deal breaker or can you fix the relationship? The answer is not an easy one and won't be the same for everyone. It is going to take two people who both really want to make the relationship work and to put in a ton of effort.
The most important thing for the cheater to remember is that although your partner is choosing to forgive you, it will take time for them to do so. Be prepared to be asked a million question as your partner struggles with accepting what has happened. They will not trust you and you can not be upset about it. You have to let them forgive you in their own time.
As for the cheated on, you have to remember that you are agreeing to forgive and move forward. You are not going to get over this right away and it will hurt, but you can not hang on to a grudge for too long. This will only cause you bitterness and resentment towards your partner. You are trying to wipe the slate clean and start over.
When it comes to infidelity, reconciliation is not always the right answer. You have to sit down and make sure that you two both want it and are on the same page. You have to get to the root of the problem and why it happened. This way you prevent it from occurring again.
Do what is best for you and your partner. This is not a problem that any one else can tell you how to fix.
Let's face it, dating is hard and confusing. Social media has opened so many doors for the dating world and has made it ridiculously easy to make new connections.
You have the tools to meet people, but now comes the hard part....knowing if they feel the same connection that you feel. What makes it so scary is the fear of rejection that we all have. No one wants to pour their feelings out to someone just to be told that there is no chance. We all wait for signs from the other side that will give us the green light to go for more.
So how do you know if they are into you?
'Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go'
Love is the one thing that we all have in common. We all want it, we all need it but unfortunately we all don't feel loved the same way. Finding people who love the way you desire is important for true happiness. Hanging around in a relationship that doesn't fill your needs will only leave you full of resentment and looking for it elsewhere. Sometimes, you have to realize that you can keep someone in your heart but they can not be a permanent part of your life.
Here are five signs that it is time to move on:
- Miss Toria
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