Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Divorce epidemic

According to data from 2008 statistics, The Center of Disease Control reported the following:

There are 7.1 marriages for every 1000 total population
There are 3.5 divorces for every 1000 total population (44 states and DC reporting)

Roughly, that's about 1 out of every 2 marriages ending in divorce.
Essentially, if you are married and your best friend is married, odds are one of your marriages isn't going to make it.

Weddings are a MAJOR money making business from TV shows to $1000 wedding cakes. Everybody and their momma has a dating reality show.   But marriage?  How much is really invested into creating "forever" unions?  Is it supposed to last forever??   What are your thoughts on what is causing the divorce epidemic?