Poll: How Happy Is Your Marriage?

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Do you see divorce cake in your future?
One author claims just 17% of marriages are happy—how does your marriage stack up?

For his book You Can Be Right (Or You Can Be Married), author Dana Adam Shapiro (also the director of the wheelchair rugby documentary Murderball) interviewed hundreds of divorced men and women around the country about why their marriages ended.

Along with "a more grounded view of what love is and the work it takes to make something last," Shapiro's experience led him to claim that just "17% of all marriages are happy." To get to this figure, he eliminated the 50% of marriages that end in divorce (despite the questionable validity of the "half of all marriages end in divorce" stat), then guessed that of these marriages, a third are "happy," a third are "happy enough" and a third are "unhappy."

We know marriage is no fairy tale and indeed takes a lot of work, but really? Only 17% of married couples are happy?

We want to hear from you, married readers: how happy is your marriage? Sound in below.

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