Nearly half of all marriages in the US end in divorce. But that doesnÂ’t seem to stop us from looking for that perfect someone, that life partner, the one with whom weÂ’ll grow old.
In a new book, psychologist Mark O'Connell says despite the struggles and hardships of sticking it out, the benefits of staying together are worth it. Being married, he argues, gives us purpose and meaning and makes us become our best selves.
Listen to an On Point discussion about the upside of hanging in there for the long term.
WhatÂ’s been your marriage experience? Have you found that one person that helps you grow and change? Are you still looking for that someone? Have you had to decide whether to stay or go?