Why is divorce so common nowadays?
Have men and women lost sight of what the point of marriage is or do people give up too easily or do men and women just cheat too easily?
Is it financial? Or infidelity? Just too lazy to put any effort? Lack of communication? Or what?
I mean, I know why my parents got divorced but that's irrelevant and only 1 story.
Marriage seems so pointless nowadays :/
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The main reason, in my opinion, is that couples fail to see the point of marriage, after they get married. They find out that it's not as bonding as they were told. People have higher expectations when it comes to marriage, because of the beautiful image that the society planted in our minds, since childhood. After a few years of being married, you'll feel as if you are trapped now & you can't simply leave anymore. You realize that your marriage hasn't been a garden of roses and start questioning why did you ever get married, in the first place.
Another reason could be the stereotypical idea about marriage. A friend of mine recently got married, and when I saw him after two months, I asked him how's his marriage going! (innocent question), he started blabbering the same sh*t my father (and most men) used to say about it (It's a big responsibility, it's too much work, it's the biggest mistake, etc...). Other men had spoon-fed him that bullsh*t, when he was a child, and he's just repeating things that he's heard before, claiming that these are his own thoughts.
I personally don't see the point in getting married. Especially, nowadays, since you can have a prenuptial agreement & you can get a divorce easily. My parents aren't divorced, but they wasted their lives yelling at each other and complaining about each others' behavior. I wouldn't be surprised if one of them was unfaithful to the other. I feel sick imagining that I might wind up in that position, one day. Financial issues, lack of communication, and unwillingness to work things out are just a bunch of overused excuses, and I doubt they're the real reason behind 90% of the divorces.