Till Divorce Do Us Part? The Implications of Marriage in Today’s Modern Life



With 50 percent of all marriages now ending in divorce, it begs the question “Is the tradition relative in our modern society, or better still, why can so few of us no longer make it work?”. As a 24-year-old nomadic traveler, marriage is not currently the highest item on my to do list. With that being, I often ponder if this tradition is for me considering my parents are separated, as well as both of their parents. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe in love, but it appears to be so rare to find and so much harder to maintain in our modern world that I wonder if a happily ever after ending is a lottery that only a few of us are lucky enough to win.

There are clearly many reasons people choose to divorce. Money worries, infidelity or lack of communication can all be key issues. None of these are particularly new problems that we face, yet in recent years we have consistently seen a rise in divorce rates, but why? Are we just becoming less and less patient due to modern expectations, or is it just because society now allows us to show our true colours regarding commitment? The answer is complicated as research appears to suggest a combination of both.


Many studies indicated that we now have a higher expectation of what marriage should provide. For many of us, when we find that special someone, we now expect them to provide so much more than our previous generations. We rarely have the luxury of only one person needing to work to hold down a household, as a result this has become a shared responsibility which also adds to financial concerns. Along with household responsibilities we also expect our partner to be a source of unconditional trust, adventurous love, a constant source of support, and above all to fulfil our need for a close companion. In previous years, these roles are likely to have been spread out among multiple people. In addition to this, modern married individuals spend less time with friends, and family members compared with their single counterparts.

Our society has also encouraged a dangerous attitude of immediate gratification and expectation. With amazon prime giving us whatever we desire the very next day and Netflix releasing the whole series at once, we never need to wait. This expectation can infectiously spread to other areas of our lives leading us to believe that all our problems can be easily fixed. As a result, many couples are not willing to give marriage the same effort that many generations before us had too. Furthermore, ease of divorce has increased while the taboo surrounding divorce has notably decreased, increasing the appeal of taking the easy way out.


One final factor to consider is the amount of quality time partners spend with each other. This is a great indicator of a marriage’s success rate and over the previous year, we have seen the amount of quality time partners spend with each other decrease. Without this essential element marriages can often end up disappointing and unsatisfied.

The good news is that marriage isn’t dead. Despite the decline in its success at least half of all couples that make a go at it still manage to make it work. In our modern society, it is important to understand that we must give our relationships more effort, and above all more quality time for them to succeed. It is easy to get caught up in the modern rush with an overwhelming list of expectations from a partner.

How Drugs And Alcohol Destroy Families

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We start doing things for a variety of reasons. Some start to drink out of curiosity or peer pressure; same goes to those who are introduced to illegal drugs. These substances are also used by some to relieve stress, or to feel relaxed. But is it possible to be too relaxed?

According to statistics, more two-thirds of families in the U.S. are affected by addiction. Alcohol is misused as something that people believe as something that can help them “escape” from their problems or help them forget about it for a small while. Same goes for illegal drugs, it starts out as just “trying it out” but ultimately ends up as an addiction.

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Some Days Are Good, Some Are Bad – Coping With Anxiety Disorder


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Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant inner turmoil, accompanied by nervous behavior — a feeling of uneasiness and worry. Almost everyone experienced anxiety. It is a normal reaction to stress. But when you’re experiencing intense anxiety and heightened fear along with other unpleasant physical symptoms on an extended period, it could be that you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. It is important to understand this early on because if left unchecked, could lead a person to other problems, more commonly alcohol and substance abuse and would need help with addiction among others.

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Self-Esteem Issues

We have all come far in this world and yet we all still struggle with self-esteem. Now, even though you don’t really think about your self-esteem right now, there have been times when it was a major issue. The problem is that there are so many reasons and lots of elements that contribute to these issues. Yes, you may feel good but many others are not as yet in that position. It is a worrying factor and something that needs to be addressed too. However, it seems there are fewer people who are willing to address self-esteem issues.

Why Has Self-Esteem Issues Become So Much Of A Problem?

To be honest, there are thousands who have self-esteem issues and it’s all down to how they see themselves. Now, when you look in the mirror you see you but that view of you might not be what you think it is. For example, you can look in the mirror and see a tall figure with blue eyes and long blonde hair but you don’t like what you see. Instead, you see someone who is fat, ugly, and generally someone you dislike. Why is this happening to thousands of people? It’s because of perception and how we each individually see ourselves. Do we like what we see? No, and yet we don’t do anything about it. Continue reading “Self-Esteem Issues” »

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Health And Well-being Education

Do you really need educating on health and well-being? For the most part, you’d think you know how to look after yourself and how to ensure you stay healthy for longer, but do you? Well, in truth, there are many who are lacking in terms of health education and find they aren’t as prepared as they thought. Being fully educated over health and well-being can be extremely important and something that helps you on a daily basis.

It’s about being physically and emotionally healthy

A lot of people associated health and well-being education with physical fitness and health. However, while it’s very much important to remain physically healthy, you also need to be emotionally healthy. Your mind needs to be as healthy as your heart because they work in tandem and if one is unhealthy, they both are in reality. That is why health and well-being education is a must and it has become something more and more people need on a daily basis, too. Continue reading “Health And Well-being Education” »

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Family Harmony

Which family doesn’t argue? Every single family argues whether it’s over whose turn it is to pick the family day activity, or who gets to use the bathroom first! Even when a family has grown, harmony doesn’t always come. People love one another but they can argue and be less harmonious than possible! However, can family harmony really help heal a family and what should you do to try and bring family harmony to your household? This site partly talks about it.

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