The “seven-year itch” is real

The “seven-year itch” is real. Are you giving your marriage enough attention?

I was recently thinking about reasons why people get divorced and recalled the term “seven-year itch.” Sure, the honeymoon phase wears off for most couples after a few years, but is it normal to have a marked decline in the relationship after seven years?

I was surprised to find an article on WebMD about the “seven-year itch” and how it’s a real phenomenon. See link below. The best part of the article are the comments by Lonnie Barbach, Ph.D., a couples’ therapist. Dr. Barbach suggests that instead of thinking about “working on” your marriage, couples should be cognizant about giving their marriage enough attention. The article is short and worth a quick read. Enjoy!