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This Infographic Reveals the Secrets of the Happiest Couples

This Infographic Reveals the Secrets of the Happiest Couples
All very good points, and things that I see happening day-to-day in my own marriage, so I'm glad science and stats agree with my experience. I've always felt like intimacy is a real make or break for a strong relationship. People that are not sexually compatible (style, frequency, dominance, etc.) don't seem to have strong, lasting relationships from what I've seen with friends. I agree with you, to an extent. I have a lot of disability that prevents us from having a dynamo sex life, and we go through what I guess Michelle Obama would call "Sex Deserts". He is, however, so understanding and so awesome. Sorry to hear that.

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