Why do you think the divorce rate is so high in the US? I read an article by Stephanie Coontz about how one of the main reasons for divorce is because we now marry for "love", meaning romantic love when it used to be about financial gain for the parties involved. She talks about how we set unrealistic standards for marriage based on the feelings of romantic love that we get from our significant other in the first couple years of marriage, and expect that to last FOREVER when biologically it doesn't. She says this causes disappointment and leads to unhappiness and ultimately leads to a higher divorce rate.
Do you agree, disagree, agree with some aspects or none of the above? :)
Asked by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by TaiM at 4:43 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
I realize marriage is hard work and raising a family is hard work that is why I did not get married when I had both of my sons. They have unrealistic thoughts or they keep trying to change the person or they get married and they do not realize how really hard it is.
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 5:05 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by Daphna28 at 5:12 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
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Answer by MeandMyBabes at 10:01 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by bmdred at 10:35 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
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