If you ever wondered whether your relationship is destined for marriage or a breakup, it turns out that your fate might be based on what type of couple you are, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. Their researchers surveyed 376 couples in their mid-20s over a period of nine months on numerous variables including satisfaction, love, ambivalence and worries. They categorized all of the couples into four distinct groups to determine which group was more likely to reach marriage.
Here are the four types of relationships.
12 percent of the couples fall in this category with more conflict and a drop in commitment. The good news is that their overall relationship is still very sturdy. Researchers believe that their commitment problems actually improve their likelihood of reaching marriage.