When this happens, and people lack the skills to handle the situation because they come from a divorced or dysfunctional background, things may start falling apart.
Even if they come from a happy background, people are surrounded by relationship disasters, which sets an example and makes it hard to be together for a long time.
But after a while, these first impressions eventually fade, and a person’s true personality starts to show through.
This is why so many couples break up after only a few weeks or months.
This is according to a longitudinal study by Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld who tracked more than 3,000 people, married and unmarried straight and gay couples since 2009 to find out what happens to relationships over time.