5 Reasons Why Marriages Fail In Year 5

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    Why do so many marriages fail?   

    Current statistics have shown that in the U.S. 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce.

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    When I mention “fail”, I’m not necessarily speaking only of those marriages that end in divorce.

    Here are  five reasons that marriages fail in year 5

    # 1 Money & Household balance. The growing independence between genders is thought to be one of the reasons for the significant increase in the incidence of divorce. Women have become more financially independent and men have become increasingly more domestically independent. As these gender roles break down, each gender becomes more self-sufficient in both arenas.  When one person is financially irresponsible the whole pie is askew. If your partner continues to squander, than your future is built on quicksand and the safety and security for a strong bond is frayed and will break. When one person in the house continuously does more than the other the  bond will so strain as well. If children are involved they will feel that  they are the reason for the stress and strain on mom and dad.  Two working parents ina household can work, but both must agree to equally push forward to balance everything.  Cleaning cooking and domestic activities must be clearly and routinely divided. Schedules must be implemented Routines set in place that are unbreakable.

    #2  Rushing into marriage. The euphoria of being in love pushes many people to say I do. What they don’t realize is that saying that “I do” does not mean that person “does”. You will often hear couple who lived together and dated for years, get the “It’s about time to marry and rush into the actual marriage phase. Five years later, once the “honeymoon” phase is over you wake up next to a total stranger and realize that you have made a huge error in judgment. The moral of this is that true love can wait and if your relationship is meant to be, putting off the wedding won’t hurt it.

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