Monday, July 18, 2011

Marriages Don’t Last…

Another one bites the dust!

Why is it that after saying the sacred words “till death do us part,” most marriages end up in divorce court? When I was a kid, divorce was a last resort, now it’s almost expected. I was just reading about Jlo and Mark Anthony. Never a scandal there. Three years ago they had twins and were very happy. Today they have spilt up. What could have happened that was so terrible to make them need to end their marriage? Did they even consider counseling? Or they want to take the easy way out and just call it quits rather than work on whatever problems there might be? It’s really perplexing to me.

The normal population has a higher than 50% divorce rate. That is a scary statistic. I’m not comfortable with that and I think it contributes to a lot of the problems teens get into today. Broken homes, kids having to decide who to live with and how to make the adjustment. Then, very often, parents date and remarry. That brings along with it a whole new set of challenges.

I wonder how high the divorce rate is in the entertainment industry. Very few couples remain together and weather the storms. Meryl Streep comes to mind. She married someone who was not in the industry and settled somewhere out of the limelight, so her children could have a normal upbringing, She even refused movies that would take her away from her family at certain times and took lesser projects because they kept her close to home. She had her priorities straight and in the end she has it all, a fantastic career, her marriage, her family. And I will even go so far to say that she is one of the best actresses of our generation, if not the best.

Look at the political couples. One scandal after another. It’s hard to imagine how politicians get any work done at all when they have so many women to tend to. And all the while they are out there fooling around, they know that eventually the scandal will break and the media will have it all over the place. They aren’t concerned enough about their wife and children to put their “weiners” on lockdown?

Where did things go wrong? What happened to family values, working through problems, keeping promises and vows? It’s very disappointing. Maybe I will do a little research and see if anyone has any answers or has done any studies. It would benefit everyone if we could figure out what went wrong in society and try to turn it back around.

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