because there are much more complicated reasons for the ridiculously high divorce rates in the US?
I ask because I've heard from American men and women saying that the reason why Mexico, along with the rest of the top ten countries with the lowest divorce rates have such low divorce rates is because all of their laws are "prejudice" against women. Really? Coming from a Mexican-American man who's visited Mexico more than 1000 times, I wonder why I've encountered and met several of people in Mexico who are happily divorced and hardly ever hold grudges or dwell on it like several of American ex-couples that I've met? I know my family members (which half of them still live in Mexico) can't speak for everyone in Mexico but nearly all of them are married and happy with who they are and what they have and the same can't be said with majority of American couples based on my own experience. So are some of these same people are gonna say that the reason why divorce rate is so high in the US mainly because women have more freedom and that they're all in abusive relationships?
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I don't think abuse is a large part of it. I think Americans just don't take marriage as seriously as they used to. It's become more of a throw-away type of thing. When things aren't going well, or it no longer works for them, then they get divorced.
When you compare the US to Mexico I can only speculate. I think it reflects a larger picture. I think Americans just have more lofty goals in life. They have an attitude of not being happy with what they have, and always wanting more more more. Mexicans are much more down-to-earth. They are more satisfied with what they have. They place more importance on family than on ambition.
In the US, in my parents generation they took marriage more seriously. I think they also didn't have such lofty goals about things. I don't think they looked for some perfect idealistic partner in marriage. I think it was more about finding someone compatible and just making it work. They didn't have such high expectations about life, and they didn't have such high expectations about their partner and marriage.
I could speculate about all kind of things, but those are the first ones that come to mind.0