Many of us have parents, grandparents, and other relatives that it isn’t uncommon to hear about their 25, 35, and even 50 year anniversaries. It seems that it wasn’t very long ago that couples knew something we don’t know today.
It is obvious, times are a changing and with change comes the good and the bad, cause and effect, and uncertainty of the future. The driving force of family change is thus; Couples marry and stay married when the gains from marriage exceed the gains from being single. Statistics back this up with high rates of divorce in the U.S. In fact, 43 percent agree that “divorce is usually the best solution when a couple can’t seem to work out their marriage options.”
It is very likely that the main driving force behind divorce is the fact that divorce is easy to get these days. In the past, there had to be proof of infidelity, abuse, abandonment or some other major criteria. These days all you need is enough money to file the paperwork and list “irreconcilable differences.”
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