Poll reveals the hardest year of marriage

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By: Nathan Rousseau Smith

It turns out the seven-year itch may be an actual thing.

In an effort to help couples reconnect with each other, recent polling conducted by bedroom accessories site Pure Romance has found the 7th year of marriage is the hardest.

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The average honeymoon stage lasts just under 9 months.

Fights between couples are to be expected, with married couples having on average four minor fights per month. That's 48 per year!

As far as love life goes, according to pure romance, 39% reported sex getting better the longer the marriage lasts -- but 25% say it actually gets worse.

38% say they'd be happier if they introduced a bit of an edge into their bedroom activities.

Turns out the best way to keep a marriage strong is to support each other through hardships, know when to bite your tongue, and agree to disagree sometimes -- like about whose turn it is to change the baby's diaper!

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This dapper layering piece has button cuffs so he can roll up his sleeves, removable collar stays and an open slot on the pocket for holding pen or golf tee. What more could he ask for, really?

Long Sleeve Players Shirt in Peacoat, Criquet, $95

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Well, as long as he shares ...

Couch Arm Table, Uncommon Goods, $23

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We'll let Ryan Seacrest himself take this one:

“A great white button-down shirt is essential not just for the holidays, but for everyday life. This Distinction shirt is designed to hold the brightness for much longer than your standard dress shirt, and the wrinkle-free quality is definitely a plus for those of us that hate – or don’t know how – to iron.”

Ryan Seacrest Distinction Slim-Fit Non-Iron Ultimate White Dress Shirt, Macy's, $69.50

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He wears it everywhere -- so give his Fitbit a fancy outfit for special occasions.

Fitbit Blaze Leather Smart Watch Band, Nordstrom, $99.95

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Real men love a good, cozy sweater.

Textured Striped Crew, Vince, $355

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Yes, there's a women's version too. 

Men's Organizing Travel 4-Pack, Uncommon Goods, $46

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Because you're not the only one who cares about your shoes.

The Whole Shine Yards Shoe Cleaning Kit, Modcloth, $24.99

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The perfect investment piece for the adventurous skier and outdoorsman in your life.

Alpine Anorak, Alps & Meters, $695

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