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Regrets about marriage.

NEWLYWEDS may not be living happily ever after, with one in five admitting they had some regrets about getting married within the first year of their big day, a survey suggested.

The poll found 20% of 16 to 54-year-olds looking back at the first 12 months of their marriage felt they had the occasional regret or many regrets.

Nearly one in five (17%) revealed their first year of marriage was more difficult than expected.

Almost half (47%) of divorcees quizzed admitted they had regrets about their union within the first 12 months of married life.

Asked why they felt regret, 27% of respondents claimed it was due to the fact they "got married because they felt they had to".

Men experienced this pressured feeling more, according to the poll, with more than two in five (43%) regretful husbands admitting they felt marriage was something they had to do.

Another 27% of those who had regrets said the regrets stemmed from the feeling they "married without really being love".

Almost half of divorcees (48%) who had regrets in the first year said it stemmed from the belief that they got "married without really being in love".
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 3, 2010
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