There must be some practices being followed. Statistics tell that between one-third and one-half of marriages in the United States are likely to fail.!!
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Well also a 15 year marriage would be a full success if say married at 20 and dead at 35.
Very true! There is way too much "You & Me" and not enough "Us & We" in many marriages these days. People fear losing their "identity" in marriage these days. They continue to think like individuals instead of what's best for the marriage.
I quite agree with fpherj48, dashingscorpio & others. I'm horrified to see people coming to me for marriage astro consultations with (according to their admission) hardly any reason for staying separately / seeking a divorce. THEY JUST WANT TO SP
That proves one of my points. The more financial options a woman has the less likely is she willing to put up with things she does not like. Divorce is not the same financial hardship that it used to be for women. Men rarely file for divorce.
"40 years of a miserable marriage is not a success." Amen and AMEN! Oh the poor pathetic victims of decades ago who literally WASTED the only life they were given.....bearing w/ the pain and emptiness. One logical question....WHY???!!
A successful marriage should not be based on time alone. There are lots of "emotionally divorced "couples or one person lives in the basement or they're in different cities but never filed for divorce. They'd be in the successful count!
Scorpio....LOL...that's right! Those emotionally separated would be counted as successful based on years alone! (Silly) This is why most random "statistics" and "poll results" fail miserably and do not impress me.
hmm some new insights about old statistics
Heck JThomp....I have friends who got it over with in less than 72 hrs by flying to Mexico, handing over $300 and signing on the dotted line. & pls no one tell me Mexican divorces are not legal....because they certainly are. Have been for 100 yrs
Having gone through a divorce myself and knowing others who have I think very few people who have done it believe "Divorce is the easy way out." It's a whole lot easier to get married! Las Vegas has drive-thru wedding chapels. Takes courage to go.
dashing..... no divorce is pretty. What I was implying is most do not take the effort to really make a marriage work. I truly believe we are the generation of failed marriages compared to our grandparents.
JThomp42, I see where you're coming from. One major change has been better careers and higher pay for women. Statistics show it's (women) who initiate 2/3rds of all divorces. I suppose the more option$ one has the less crap they'll put up with!:)
Very good point dashing!