Patience 'key to marital bliss'


85 per cent of wedded couples in Japan think patience is the most important thing in marriage, a survey has revealed.

According to the poll conducted by major household products maker Lion Corp, 86.6 per cent of the respondents said they think they and their spouses are good couples compared with the couples around them, a media report said.

Of them, however, 38.1 per cent said they have had stomach pains due to spouse related stress.

Of all female respondents, 67.2 per cent said they try not speaking their minds on some things to avoid a quarrel, the report said.

The rate stood at 81.2 per cent among male respondents.

The survey covered 500 married people between the ages of 25 and 49 and was conducted on the Internet from October 12 to 14.

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