Marriage Is Golden

Your chances of celebrating 50 years together

(HealthDayNews) -- Despite today's high divorce rate and the fact that newlyweds are a lot older now than a century ago, your chances of celebrating a golden wedding anniversary if you married in 1995 are more than three times as great than if you'd married in 1900.

The reason, according to The Statistical Bulletin of the Metropolitan Insurance Co., is that people are living longer. Couples who do stay together are likely to live for at least 50 years.

Of couples who get married and don't get divorced, their chances of reaching a silver anniversary -- 25 years -- are now a whopping 90 percent.

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