Donīt Smoke

You may think this is a little strange - I know I found it strange! Researchers have found that not smoking is key to a couple lasting a long time together. Part of what researchers found was that smokers died much earlier, so their ability to have a long relationship was cut short. Also, researchers found that smokers ran into all sorts of health problems, which caused tension and problems in relationships. It also often caused social problems, especially when one partner smoked and the other didnīt.

Regardless of how you feel about smoking as a health or individual-choice issue, you should consider that many, many researchers are finding direct correlations between smoking and length of time together.