More than half of women recently surveyed by AOL Living and Women's Day magazine say their husbands are not their soul mates, that they sometimes regret marrying their husbands, and that they have considered leaving their husbands at some point or another.
A part of us finds all of this a little surprising. Another part thinks, well, duh.
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Let's break things down further, shall we? We'll start with the good stuff.
Of the 35,000 women surveyed, nearly 50 percent say that their husbands' personalities were the first thing that attracted them and more than 50 percent say that their husbands' personalities are still their most attractive trait. Read: Attraction At First Eye Contact?
52 percent say they don't believe in fairy tales or fate. Or at least, that's what we presume they mean when they say that their husbands are not their "soul mates" (it's better than thinking that they actually believe in fairy tales and are living in a perpetual state of disappointment).
72 percent say they've considered leaving their husbands at some point or another. Again, we consider this good, if only because it proves that most of the respondents were not robots.
More than half the respondents claim their husbands say "I love you" every day, or "fairly often."
And 71 percent expect to be married to their husbands for the rest of their lives.
Now, onto the less good stuff.
Approximately 60 percent rarely or never have date nights... a fact, we can't help but think, might be contributing to their lackluster sex lives.
More than 50 percent wish their husbands either made more money or made more time for them (um... yeah, shouldn't this number be higher?). Read: Why It's Better To Marry For Money
And nearly half say their husbands have changed for the worse since getting married (at least they still have those great personalities).
In short, this new survey reinforces a lot of what we already know to be true. That marriages don't always end happily ever after. That husbands can get on their wives' last nerves. That married or single, we frequently don't get as much sex as we want. And that regardless of all this, a lot of us choose to stick things out due to desperation, craziness, optimism, masochism or something else much harder to explain in one word (the survey respondents, unfortunately, do not help us with this one).
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And you thought this survey was the most obvious thing we were publishing today.