Patience 'key to marital bliss'
85 percent 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 percent of the respondents said they think they and their spouses are good couples compared with the couples around them, The Japan Times online reported.
Of them, however, 38.1 percent said that they have had stomach pains due to spouse related stress.
Of all female respondents, 67.2 percent said they try not speaking their minds on some things to avoid a quarrel, the website reported.
The rate stood at 81.2 percent 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.