What's the most important factor in a marriage? Right now I'm thinking about how trust, communication, balance and stability are the most important factors. Is there something I'm missing? Also thinking about how healthy relationships are made. Is the foundation of a healthy relationship, or even marriage based on solely spiritual and emotional connections? And do physical features really play a big part as we think? Compromise? understanding each other? Should it be fun? how do people continue to keep that "spark" that they felt during the beginning of the relationship? Are physical features such as how the person looks really a factor that plays a role in how relationships are maintained? What happens after a marriage? why do so many end in divorce? there's that one old saying that goes "you don't really know someone until your married." why is that? There's a statistic that shows how 50% of all marriages end in divorce due to financial problems. Does that mean that a lot of people only marry because of money?