Do relationships that start as affairs last?
According to WebMD, the “in love” stage of an affair lasts 6 to 18 months, on average.
And around 75% of the marriages that start as affairs end in divorce.
Considering only 5 to 7% of affair relationships lead to marriage, that’s a grim statistic for couples hoping their affairs will last forever..
What percentage of affairs end in marriage?
First of all, the probability of affairs ending in marriages is not very high — between three and five percent, and many join the 75 percent of second marriages that fail, a rate half again as high as first marriages.
How long do extramarital affairs usually last?
The length of extramarital affairs vary- about 50% may last between the period of one month to a year affair, long term affairs may last for about 15months or more, and about 30% of affairs last about two years and beyond.
Why are affairs so hard to end?
First, affairs are often a replication waiting to happen. And second, affairs are often forged with the same magnetic power that a marriage is, often rendering the affair as hard to break as a marriage. Thus, ending an affair, especially if it is long-term, may resemble a divorce.