Is Happily Ever-After Possible?
We all want to fall in love and live happily ever after. But is happily ever after possible? Did you know that 73% of third marriages end in divorce? Have you noticed how the media glamorizes dysfunctional relationships? What are the 10 steps to never fail in a relationship again? Beatty Cohan, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, author, and host of the Ask Beatty Show has a lot to say on these topics. Learn more at beattycohan.com
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The Facts about Relationships
Beatty says we all want to fall in love and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, the reality is that despite all of the relationship books, relationship therapists, coaches, relationship podcasts, television shows, retreats and rehabs, we are continuing to spiral downward when it comes to finding and maintaining health relationships. Why is this happening? And more importantly, what are we prepared to do about it?
- Every day 3 women are murdered in the United States by their boyfriends or husbands.
- Every year 1.2 million women are forcibly raped by their current or former male partner.
- 26.4% of female college students experience rape or sexual assault over the course of their college career.
- 25% of high school girls in the United States have been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
- The divorce rate for first marriages is 48%
- The divorce rate for second marriages is 67%
- The divorce rate for third marriages is 73%
- In 2020 victims lost 304 million dollars from being swindled by their cyber sweethearts
*These statistics do not even include emotional, psychological and verbal abuse.
Why relationships fail
- If each person is not emotionally and psychologically healthy, it’s very difficult to have a healthy relationship with anyone.
- The majority of people have little idea about what ingredients actually go into a healthy relationship or marriage.
- If you don’t know the ingredients, you are in no position to be able to assess who’s right (or wrong) for you.
- Research indicates that the majority of men and women are lacking in crucial emotional communication and problem-solving skills.