A couple of weeks ago the New York Times published research regarding marriages that I found very interesting. I'm clearly not the only one because it quickly rose to the top of the Most Emailed Stories list.
Surprising no one, I'm a pretty decisive person. I made the decision pretty soon after I started dating Nicholas that he was the one with which I wanted to spend the rest of my life. Lucky for me, the feeling was mutual and Nicholas is basically a serial monogamist. I decided when I wanted a fraternity lavalier. I decided when I wanted to get married.
In fact, even the decision to have a big wedding apparently worked in our favor:
The article goes on to explain other ways decisiveness in marriage leads to long-term benefits. In a nut shell, it basically confirmed all of my major life decisions!
So, obviously, I'm predisposed to find the findings interesting and applicable but I really want to know what all of you think.
Were you decisive in defining your relationship? Do you think it helped your relationship long term?