Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or phrase that best fits each other numbered blanks.
When people marry, they’re usually in love and happy to be tying the (46) ________ But after that, things tend to change. On average, couples’ satisfaction with their marriage declines during the first years of marriage and, if the decline is particularly steep, divorce may follow. The course of true love runs downhill.
For about 30 years, researchers have studied how having children affect a marriage, and the results are (47) ________: the relationship between spouses suffers once kids come along. Comparing couples with and without children, researchers found (48) _________ the rate of the decline in relationship satisfaction is almost twice as steep for couples who have children than for childless couples. In the (49) ________ that a pregnancy is unplanned, the parents experience even greater negative impacts (50) ________ their relationship.
The irony is that even as the marital satisfaction of new parents declines, the likelihood of them displaced also declines. So, having children may make you miserable, but you’ll be miserable together.
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The QG High School Examination 2021 subject ANH
Correct answer: A
* Tie the knot: married
Select answers A.