A follow-up to karrenlouise
's write-up above. In case you didn't read that, I'll mention the topic here.
There is a series of "self-help" books called The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr Right, The Rules II and the forthcoming Rules III: Time-tested Secrets for Making your Marriage Work, by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider.
These books encourage women to behave according to the courtship rituals of the 1950's.
The last in the series has as its basic premise "it is easier to stay married than get married".
Ellen Fein has always pointed to her own successful marriage (to a pharmacist) as proof of her pudding.
Well, Ellen Fein and Paul Feingertz, her husband of sixteen years, are getting divorced. Heh.