Facts about Divorce
Of all the marriages in the United States, more than 50% of them
will possibly end in divorce. US isn't the only country that suffers this social dilemma but also other developing
nations around the globe are facing the same issue. Sad but true, we are now dealing in a kind of society where
marriage isn't as sacred as before.
Marrying today is conducted only as a means to comply with the
tradition rather than making it the solid foundation of a family.
Oftentimes, public figures like the celebrities, athletes,
politicians and entertainers are the ones who are often involved in a separation.
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When it comes to careers, policemen have the highest rates of
divorce. This is due to the following: a dangerous profession, authoritative uniform, badge and guns attract the
But soon after the policeman's partner becomes aware of the danger
and the hurricane-like life with his type of profession, it ends up with divorce.
Almost half of the first marriages in the US and several other
countries like Russia, UK, New Zealand, Denmark, Australia and Canada ended in divorce. Include to that, two-thirds
of second marriages end and three-quarters of third marriages are annulled.
Have we really missed the real definition of marriage? Does
divorce become an "escape route" for couples who encountered difficulties with their marriage without trying to
settle them first?
The value of marriage slipped dramatically over the years. This is
based from the number of people who choose not to marry their partners and just live in a civil union, but still
choose to have children. This resulted with women having children with different fathers.
When couples are having difficulties with their relationship,
people may think that it is because of the husband or wife. Sometimes, it roots back from the family background of
both persons. If a child did not grow in a family with respect and love for each other, can we count on him or her
to become loving?
Another point to look at is one's religion. If a person doesn't
believe in a deity -- specifically in Christianity-- then there is no meaning to the marriage vows. It's just like
reciting a poem and forgetting it in time.
Couples with children have a lower divorce rate than couples with
no children -- 40% less. Though the smaller rate made a difference, let's think of those children involved in a
broken marriage. In the future, these children might be an addition to the number of marriages that end up in
divorce because they can perceive that divorce is a normal thing in marriage. Should we expect them to devote to
their future partners if his or her parents are not committed to each other?
The average age of people for a first divorce is 33. It is also
the median age of people with children. As a result, many children have experienced being raised by only one
guardian during their growing years. This is when a mother and father figure is most important.
Divorce and the lack of trust in marriage vows are just a few of
the problems our society is currently facing. If an individual has lost the meaning and importance of marriage, how
can we say that he or she is committed to the relationship? When you don't know the essence of marriage, then how
does it differ from a casual relationship?
If starting and ending a marriage is just as simple as ABC
nowadays, then think of how many casual partners our children will have in the future. We are moving forward when
it comes to technology, but our moral is running backwards. Back to the primitive structure like that of a
But the male chimpanzees are proud of how they can take full
responsibility for all the babies of their mate. Since they don't know who is his child, male chimps take good care
of all of them.
Let us say that you are not really a religious person, this
doesn't excuse you from giving value to your marriage. If you really cherish, love and care for your partner, these
should be enough grounds for you to think twice and fix things up rather than seek divorce. Add to that some
respect and loyalty to the promises you have made in front of each other and your partner's family.
Marriage is a lifetime effort not just to your partner but also to
yourself. We should never consider entering this kind of relationship if we are only up for an instant
gratification instead of long lasting happiness.
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