Average legnth of dating before engagement
Even if the split was before you met, the other partner may suddenly change as their position is different.
Whether you date for a few months, a few years or a few decades it is hard to know what is best.
The idea that it will be family and close friends only often goes out of the window and this can add months or years onto the length of the relationship before the knot is tied.
It is not surprising people used to run off to Gretna Green to get away from all the conflict.
The stress of arranging a marriage can be enough to cause the end of some relationships plus there is the extra responsibility of being in a legally binding relationship.
However much people disagree about it, when dating or just engaged, there is the feeling that they can easily walk away from the relationship but the change in the laws over the years means that it is not as easy as they think.