The sudden increase in the divorce rate
Todays's divorce rate is nearly 400 percent higher than what is was in 1965.
Why the sudden increase? One reason is that today thee is a greater social acceptance of divorce.
This increased tolerance has resulted from a relaxation of negative attitudes toward divorce among religious denominations. Although divorce is still seen as unfortunate, it is no longer treated as a sin by most religious leader.
An increase in family income has more likely to be able to afford the cost of divorce proceeding, Finally, as society provides greater opportunities for women, more and more wives are becoming less dependent on their husbands, both economically and emotionally. Consequently, they are more likely to leave if their marriage seem hopeless.
Although people move through courtship in different ways, researchers have identified a number of stages common to the process., First, relationships begins when two individual feel attraction toward each other. In this early stage, both people show interest in each other and choose to spend time together. Then after a period of "dating" both partners declare themselves a couple. telling their friends and relatives about the new person in their lives.
Next. couples make a commitment to each other. Here , expectations become more serious, and partners agree to have an exclusive relationship with each other.
Eventually, both partners, begin coordinating their activities so that they function as a couple in important matters. In this stage, schedules finances and career plans are mutually decided,
Finally, the couples makes a permanent commitment to marry or cohabitate
so, what happened when all of these requirements is not meet.