Survey: Apologizing may be key to marriage

Married adults are twice as likely as single, divorced or separated people to apologize to mates, even if they feel they are blameless, a U.S. survey found.

Survey: Apologizing may be key to marriage
Married adults are twice as likely as single, divorced or separated people to apologize to mates, even if they feel they are blameless, a U.S. survey found.

This willingness to apologize may be key to a lasting marriage, suggests the survey of 7,590 U.S. adults by pollsters Zogby International for The Pearl Outlet.com.

The survey found 64 percent of married people, and 67 percent of those in civil unions, said they apologize first even if they feel they are only partially to blame in an argument with their significant other. That compared to 40 percent of single people, and 42 percent of divorced, separated or widowed people.

"The secret of a lasting marriage is being prepared to accept that the other person has an equally valid viewpoint and therefore being willing to apologize, because you love them and want them to be happy," said Andrew Marshall, author of "I Love You But I'm Not IN Love With You: Seven Steps To Saving Your Relationship."

The poll has a margin of error of 1.1 percent.

UPI
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