Friday, September 21, 2007
It seems to be the norm rather than the exception these days that people are waiting until they are older before they get married. According to a recent study, one of the mitigating factors in the reason why younger people are waiting to get married is the fear of divorce. With high divorce rates for first marriages and mothers getting custody a majority of the time while fathers get visitation, child support and alimony, fear of divorce may very well be a reason for why a man wouldn't want to get married. Furthermore, many young adults are from broken homes and have firsthand knowledge of costly and emotionally draining divorces. While I think that fear of divorce may not keep couples from eventually marrying, I think it does make people think twice before committing to marriage, which may, ultimately, help decrease our divorce rates here in America.