I feel like communication is the number one reason marriage fails. Think about it like this... People get into a relationship, jump right into sex, move in together, maybe have kids, then get married... They tend to skip over something that is important to every relationship and that is being on the same page. If you rush through a relationship, never really speaking about your fears, your beliefs, what is okay, what is not okay... basically biting your tongue - you will wake up one day very unhappy. People are completely skipping out on becoming friends. They just glide over it on raging hormones and fun sex, great company, and laughs. With every marriage that does last and does succeed... It has nothing to do with kids, or the sex, or the money... It is all about communication. If you have to hold back feelings or walk on broken glass, how happy will you be 10 years from that point? If you want to know if you are compatible enough with someone for a lifetime commitment, let it all hang out! Let your silly, crazy, stupid sides show. Let your fears pour out. Tell your partner that you hate what you hate and you love what you love. Speak to them like they are your best friend, because that is just what they should be. I am sick of women blaming divorce on men for being pigs and only caring about sex. And men blaming women for not wanting sex. If you don't have good communication with your clothes on, how well do you think you will do with them off? Specially after 5, 10, or 20 years of it! A bit of a rant. I read a post on this. I thought it was interested and wanted to share my thoughts. What do you think? Is communication the number one killer of marriage?