Revealed: The hardest marriage vow to keep
Couples share the toughest part of saying "I do."
Who doesn't get goose bumps when couples exchange wedding vows? It's impossible not to be moved when two people promise their lives together, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse.
But it's all too easy to forget the significance of those vows in the middle of an ugly marital spat. And according to a recent survey, some vows are harder to keep than others.
More on MSN Living: Strangest dating trends of 2012
CBS News polled a random sample of 1,100 adults across the country and asked their thoughts on marriage, love, sex and relationships. One of those questions was: "Which one of these marriage vows is the hardest to keep?" The top answer varied between men and women.
Thirty-two percent of women found "for better or for worse" to be the toughest vow, while the highest percentage of men (27 percent), found it most difficult "to be faithful."
More on MSN Living: 8 most common reasons for divorce
Conversely, 25 percent of women also found "to be faithful" a tough vow to keep, while 23 percent of men had trouble with "for better or for worse."
Sixteen percent of women said "in sickness and in health" was the hardest vow, compared with a close 17 percent for men. Eighteen percent of men and 12 percent of women said "for richer, for poorer" was the biggest struggle.
But the survey didn't stop at marriage vows. They also asked couples which aspect of living with their partner they found most annoying. Thirty-six percent of respondents said "TV choices" drove them crazy, while 16 percent said household chores caused many annoyances.
Sharing a bathroom came in third, followed by sharing a bed.
And the old stereotype about annoying in-laws may be officially outdated. Seventy-one percent of those polled said they get along well with their significant other's family.
Love at first sight? Fifty-eight percent of married people believe in it, as do 66 percent of unmarried couples in a relationship. Singles are split on the phenomenon—only 48 percent buy it.
What do you think—do these findings ring true? What do you think is the hardest marriage vow to keep?
Photo: Lane Oatey/Getty Images
If "tv choices & household chores" are going to cause arguments in marriage the couple might as well file for divorce.
Been married 28 years & those are the EASIEST things we've been thru. Financial: Why fight? You're a couple. Work together.
Sickness: Everyone gets sick support each other.
Infidelity: When you're old (& you will get old) you better take a hard look at just who you want to be with. The person you've chosen to spend your life w/or the person you've chosen to spend 15 minutes in bed with.
Love at first site does NOT exist. It is lust & raging hormones.
Marriage is work. If you're not willing to work at it after the honeymoon phase is over don't bother.
beauty tips and style advice
Stunning wedding styles that create a statement.
Hue-changing dos we absolutely love.
In case you weren’t already overwhelmed enough by the daunting task of jeans shopping (or really, clothes shopping in general), our friends over at Racked published a handy little infographic today comparing the sizing of a variety of different retailers that you’ve likely frequented at least a handful of times in your lifetime.
I attended the Abercrombie and Fitch holiday-season press preview yesterday, and in between checking out the cute gear that will hit stores this November, I picked up a little nugget of information I just have to share.
How to wear this cool-weather staple in the summer.
See how Miranda Kerr made a pair of Birkenstocks chic.
We love how a new nail polish has the ability to instantly change your look and your mood with a simple swipe. While happy lime greens and aquas are ruling the five million #nailpolish Instagrams this summer, there are a variety of great colors to choose from—whether you want an office-appropriate neutral or a fun going-out shade that’ll give your LBD a punch of color.
You already know wearing white after Labor Day is cool. But menswear is reinventing itself rapidly, leaving some long-held mandates by the wayside, not to mention a bunch of men with a lot of questions. Sure, some style laws are truly inviolable. Showing a quarter-inch of cuff will always be crucial, but with designers and dandies flaunting so many former taboos it's hard to tell what's in play these days. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to let you know which rules no longer apply.
Put down the wrinkled button-down, step away from the Crocs, and open your closet. We need to talk about the new rules of casual.
Buying a brush is like getting a new smartphone: once you learn how to use it, it’s indispensable.
Surfers are the epitome of cool, laid-back American style. And if we can’t be them, at least we can copy their hair.
It’s time for bridal beauty to loosen up. Hair doesn’t have to be tightly wound, makeup perfectly contoured, and nails French manicured (on this last point, really, please don’t). You can, in fact, look gorgeously and timelessly cool at your wedding. Here’s how.