Telegraph (UK) 27 January 2012
Research among 2,000 happily married couples has identified the main ingredients for a successful union. It shows that couples benefit from taking a short break away together twice a year and eating out in restaurants at least three times a month. And it pays to be affectionate, as wedded folk tend to share a lingering kiss six times a week, have sex twice a week and say “I love you” up to nine times a fortnight. But it doesn’t need to be sweetness and light the whole time – as the average happy couple has at least one healthy argument a week. Catherine Crone, spokeswoman for walking holiday specialist http://www.headwater.com, said: “The research indicates that marriage is all about give and take, and making time for one another.