I read somewhere over 50 % of marriages end in divorce in the United States. That’s a scary statistic. That’s over half of American marriages falling apart. It brought up several questions, the most prominent being: Should I be scared of marriage? Is this alarming statistic a sufficient reason for this fear?
The answer is Yes and No!
I don’t believe you should ignore the statistic. There is obviously something fundamentally wrong. I’m not an expert on marriage, but there are multiple possible reasons for divorce. Two people are simply not the right match for each other from the outset. Or maybe they grow apart. Career or money can also get in the way. Too many options. And many, many reasons.
You should be aware of marriages falling apart, but it shouldn’t completely scare you away. Marriage is a commitment and responsibility, but it’s also a beautiful bond between two individuals based on trust and love.
Take a Leap of Faith
If you truly feel in love with your partner, don’t let this statistic get in the way. Take a huge leap of faith. Marriage is supposed to bring out the best in you both. There is a lot of emphasis on marriages not working out, but there are plenty of happy, successful marriages as well to look at as positive examples.
What are your thoughts on this post? Please share with me in the comments.