Staying together can be crucial if you are married and raising kids. Staying together may not be the wisest choice if you are incompatible and are young and still need to finish high school or college, or if the relationship is abusive.
To stay together or not to stay together, that is the question. When a couple gets together they often wonder “Will this last?” and “Is he/she the one?” No one likes a breakup but most everyone will experience at least one within their lifetime.
Statistically most teenage relationships only last a matter of weeks. As they get older they develop the ability to choose a person based upon qualities that they see as compatible with their own and the relationships last longer. As adults relationships are less likely to break apart. Only 36% of females and 38% of males between the age of 20 to 24 years of age end their relationships in divorce. The percentage drops lower as the ages get higher.
When it comes to staying together, no relationship is scrutinized or speculated upon more than that of celebrity couples. It seems as though they fly through their relationships quicker than we can get through a roll of paper towels in our kitchens. Despite the bad rap Hollywood relationships get there are some that have stood the test of time (knock on wood). Long-lasting Celebrity Relationships
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedwick – Married 22 years
Warren Beatty and Annette Benning – Married 18 years
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn – Together 27 years
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne – Married 28 years
John Travolta and Kelly Preston – Married 19 years
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – Married 22 years