Since most of the contracts are from October to Feb. There isn’t enough time in a contract year to run into too many problems. It seems all the things bad for one couple are the things the next couple like. Just like back home, you deal with life in a manner compatable to both. There have been a few breakups here, but they are rare. Most enjoy their time.
I agree with Mike that I think married couples should try to come down together, if just for the experience in summer. I can recall maybe two marriages going bad, but I think one of the couples recovered. However, my two cents about winter: I’ve seen lots — and been in one — serious relationship that has turned to bloody carnage in that long, dark time with no escape. That said, there are plenty of examples where it works, too. But remember, guys, the ratio isn’t in your favor and nobody should come to the Ice to “work on their relationship”, married or not. To be honest, the best times I’ve had on the Ice were outside a relationship. There’s just so much to see and do. Good luck.