The Journal of Family Psychology tackles the mystery of “why even satisfied newlyweds eventually go on to divorce.”
The research abstract for Justin Lavner and Thomas Bradbury’s article states (excerpt):
Divorcing couples displayed more negative communication, emotion, and social support as newlyweds compared with couples who did not divorce. . . . Overall, results indicate that even couples who are very successful at navigating the early years of marriage can be vulnerable to later dissolution if their interpersonal exchanges are poorly regulated.