A British study of 500 couples reported some interesting data about married couples and their communication.
* Couples married one year spend 40 minutes of an hour-long dinner engaged in conversation.
* Couples married 20 years spend 21 minutes of that hour talking.
* Couples married 30 years spend only 16 minutes talking during the hour-long dinner.
* After 50 years of marriage, the dinner conversation drops to three minutes of that hour.