When married couples were asked what advice they would give to newlyweds, we half expected them to cynically say "enjoy the honeymoon sex while it lasts."
But it turns out most couples do not think getting hot and steamy in the bedroom is the key to a happy marriage. Instead, they rate honest conversation above all else.
Only 1% of those surveyed said a good sex life was important in a successful marriage, leaving hanky panky way down in 18th place.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, "keep going", "work at it" and "don’t give up on the marriage too easily" were all in the top five choices, showing marriage isn't a walk in the park for many.
At number 13 was the cutting "don't get married" - ouch.
"Sadly, despite the best intentions in the world, not every marriage will last forever.
"As this research has shown, communication and compromise can be the key to a happy marriage, but they are also the attributes that can help resolve a relationship that is over in the best possible way for all parties involved."
Top tips for a happy marriage:
3. Keep going
4. Work at it
5. Don’t give up on the marriage too easily
6. Don’t go to bed on an argument
7. Be patient
9. Be honest
10. Have respect
11. Be tolerant
12. Have realistic expectations
13. Don’t get married
14. Do things together
16. Be tolerant
17. Be faithful
18. Have a good sex life
19. Be friends
20. Give each other space